Pakistan's former president and chief of Army staff Pervez Musharraf passed away on Sunday at the American Hospital in Dubai, UAE after prolonged illness. He was 79, according to reports.
Musharraf, the tenth president of Pakistan, ruled the country from 1999 to 2008. In December 2019, Musharraf was given a death sentence by a special court in Pakistan for suspending the constitution in 2007 but his death sentence was later suspended.
Musharraf left for Dubai in March 2016 for medical treatment and was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease in 2018. He was living in Dubai facing charges back home for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
Musharraf became the tenth president of Pakistan after a successful military coup in 1999. Known as the architect of the Kargil War, Musharraf served as the 10th chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan (CJCSC) and the 7th top general.
According to sources, the former president will be laid to rest in Karachi.