Pakistan's former President General Pervez Musharraf (Retd) died after a prolonged illness, at a hospital in Dubai, Pakistan's Geo News reported on Sunday. He was 79.
Pervez Musharraf passed away at an American hospital in Dubai following a prolonged illness, Pakistani media reported.
Musharraf was the 10th President of Pakistan and served as the 10th chairman Joint Chiefs of staff committee of Pakistan (CJCSC) from 1998 to 2001 and the 7th top general from 1998 to 2007.
The former Pakistan President succumbed to Amyloidosis and was hospitalised weeks before after he complained of problem in ailments. Musharraf was living in Dubai since 2016.
Musharraf, 79, was suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body, The Express Tribune reported.
Musharraf was born on August 11, 1943, in Delhi.
He assumed the post of Chief Executive after imposing martial law in the country in 1999 and served as the president of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008.
The former president's family moved from New Delhi to Karachi in 1947.
He joined the Pakistan Army in 1964 and was a graduate of the Army Staff and Command College, Quetta.