Pakistan: Former President Pervez Musharraf dies aged 79
Senior Pakistani military officials "express their sincere condolences following the death of General Pervez Musharraf" (our illustration photo), according to a brief press release published on Sunday, February 5, by the press service of the army.
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Pakistan's former president, Pervez Musharraf, died in Dubai at the age of 79 after a long illness, the country's military announced on Sunday February 5.
Senior military officials “
express their sincere condolences on the death of General Pervez Musharraf
,” said a brief statement issued by the army press service.
May Allah bless the soul of the deceased and give strength to the bereaved family
The four-star general died on Sunday morning at a hospital in Dubai, media said.
"Last breath in Dubai"
I can confirm that the late general breathed his last in Dubai this morning... He is no more
," a senior security official also told AFP, on condition of anonymity.
General Musharraf took over Pakistan in 1999 in a nonviolent coup after then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tried to remove him as army chief.
In more than seven years in office, he oversaw a period of economic growth while escaping at least three assassination attempts.
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