Former chief of army staff and President Pervez Musharraf has passed away on Sunday at American Hospital in UAE after a prolonged illness.

Local media reports quoting his family members said the former four-star general succumbed to Amyloidosis. He was hospitalised for a couple of months due to a complication of his ailment, per reports.

Earlier, it was reported that arrangements were in order to shift the country’s ailing former military leader to his homeland after his self-imposed exile, however he could not make it and breathed his last in UAE.

Musharraf was the tenth president of the South Asian nation after the military coup in 1999. He served as the 10th CJCSC from 1998 to 2001 and the 7th top general from 1998 to 2007.


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