Pervez Musharraf, the former president, and ex-Pakistan Army General died at age 79 on 5th February 2023. Musharraf was going through a rare illness for a long time and he died at the American Hospital in UAE, Dubai where he spent his last days since his self-imposed exile.
According to the reports Musharraf was suffering from amyloidosis. This disease causes multiple organ failure in the patient by inhibiting the normal functioning of the tissues. This rare disease is caused by the abnormal buildup of a protein called amyloid throughout the patient’s body.
Pervez Musharraf had a life full of controversies and the most talked about of them was his being charged with the assassination of the then Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto in 2007. Musharraf has been living in Dubai ever since where he was also receiving his treatment.
He was the 10th President of Pakistan and he became so by a bloodless military coupe using the Pakistan Army since he was a four-star general of the army before that. He thereafter also served as the 10th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan (CJCSC) from 1998 to 2001.
One of his most catastrophic military failures was the Kargil war which was planned by Musharraf to cut off Leh from Srinagar. The war of the summer of 1999 was greenlit solely by Musharraf keeping then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif completely in the dark. This led to his capture, imprisonment, and later his exile away from Pakistan.
But he returned even stronger and with the support of his loyal army he appointed himself as the President of Pakistan in 1999 which led to the collapse of its federal government structure and the economy came to a halt.
Pervez Musharraf always expressed his will to return to Pakistan while he was alive. However, since that never happened, it is still unknown if his body will be brought back to Pakistan for his last rites.
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