Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s ex-president, dies aged 79

Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf

Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan’s former president Common Pervez Musharraf, who seized energy in a coup in 1999, has died aged 79.

The previous chief – who was president between 2001 and 2008 – died after a protracted sickness, a press release from the nation’s military stated.

He had survived quite a few assassination makes an attempt, and located himself on the entrance line of the battle between militant Islamists and the West.

He supported the US “battle on terror” after 9/11 regardless of home opposition.

In 2008 he suffered defeat within the polls and left the nation six months later.

When he returned in 2013 to attempt to contest the election, he was arrested and barred from standing. He was charged with excessive treason and was sentenced to dying in absentia just for the choice to be overturned lower than a month later.

He left Pakistan for Dubai in 2016 to hunt medical remedy and had been residing in exile within the nation ever since.

Within the assertion confirming the dying, the navy stated it expressed its “heartfelt condolences” and added: “Might Allah bless the departed soul and provides power to bereaved household.”

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