Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Passes Away in Dubai

Pakistani former President Pervez Musharraf died on Sunday following a prolonged illness at a hospital in Dubai, after years in self-imposed exile.

Pakistan’s military and the country’s mission in the United Arab Emirates announced the death of the former army chief, 79.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, President Arif Alvi and the chiefs of Pakistan’s army, navy and air force each expressed condolences on his death.

A special flight will be made to Dubai on Monday to bring Musharraf’s body back to Pakistan for burial, local TV channel Geo News reported.

In June last year, his family had confirmed that he was admitted to American Hospital in Dubai. In a statement posted on his Twitter account, the family had said that the former president was “going through a difficult stage where recovery is not possible and organs are malfunctioning“.

He was married to Sehba Musharraf and is survived by a son and daughter.

Sources close to the family member said that the former president’s family is planning and working to fly Musharraf’s body back to Pakistan. However, a final decision will be formally announced shortly.


Khaleej Times

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