Death of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf died today, Sunday, at the age of 79 after a long illness.

And Geo News, citing representatives of the former president’s family, reported that Musharraf died in a hospital in Dubai.

Musharraf suffered from complications of amyloidosis, a disease in which the body’s metabolism is disturbed.

Pervez Musharraf led Pakistan from 2001 to 2008. In March 2014, he was formally charged with high treason. Musharraf allegedly committed treason in 2007 when he declared a national emergency and ordered the arrest of Supreme Court judges. Under Pakistani law, Musharraf faced the death penalty or life imprisonment. In March 2016, the court allowed Musharraf to go abroad for treatment, after which the former president left Pakistan and went to the UAE. Since then, he has lived in Dubai, where, according to investigators, he was hiding from justice in connection with the initiation of a criminal case against him.

Source: News

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