Pakistan’s former president General Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a coup in 1999, has died aged 79.
The former leader- who was chairman between 2001 and 2008- failed in Dubai after a long illness, a statement from the country’s army said. He’d survived multitudinous assassination attempts, and set up himself on the frontal line of the struggle between militant Islamists and the West. He supported the US” war on terror” after9/11 despite domestic opposition. In 2008 he suffered defeat in the pates and left the country six months latterly. When he returned in 2013 to try to dispute the election, he was arrested and barred from standing. He was charged with high disloyalty and was doomed to death in absentia only for the decision to be capsized lower than a month latterly. He left Pakistan for Dubai in 2016 to seek medical treatment and had been living in exile in the country ever ago.
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- Musharraf failed in sanitarium on Sunday morning, officers verified to news agencies. The former leader’s body will be flown back from the United Arab Emirates to Pakistan via a special flight after his family submitted an operation to do so, original television channel Geo News reports. In the statement attesting the death, the service said it expressed its” sincere condolences” and added” May Allah bless the departed soul and give strength to bereft family.” Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi supplicated” for eternal rest of the departed soul and courage to the bereft family to bear this loss”, his office said in a statement cited by AFP. Musharraf’s rule was characterised by axes. He was credited by some with turning around the profitable fortunes of the country while leader. But his career was also marred by contestation, including allegations of failing to give acceptable security for former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, whose assassination by the Taliban in 2007 shocked Pakistan and the world. His career eventually ended in disgrace and arrest, when he was doomed to death in absentia for disloyalty in 2019. Though that sentencing was latterly reversed, he noway returned to Pakistan. still, Fawad Chaudhury, a former assistant of Musharraf and presently a elderly leader of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party, praised Musharraf and the influence he’d on Pakistan. ” Pervez Musharraf led Pakistan at a veritably delicate time, and Pakistanis believe the period of his reign was one of the stylish in Pakistan’s history,” Mr Chaudhury said in commentary cited by Reuters.
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- Inter-Services Public Relations( ISPR) said that the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee( CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad, andtri-services chiefs also expressed sincere condolences on Musharraf’s death. May Allah bless the departed soul and give strength to the bereft family,” the service’s media sect said.
Upon getting his commission, the former military sovereign joined the special services group. A time latterly on October 12, 1999, Gen( retd) Musharraf commandeered power in a coupd’etat. Musharraf remained the longest- serving chairman of Pakistan as he took over the country’s arm. He was tagged as the chairman through a vote in 2002 and remained in office till 2008. During his term, the military leader accepted the US offer for Pakistan to come a frontline supporter after the9/11 incident. latterly in 2004, he was tagged as a chairman in livery for five times via the 17th Correction in the Constitution of Pakistan. Musharraf is also known for theanti-constitutional measures he took to depose the judges of the Supreme Court in November 2007, which marked the morning of the attorneys’ Movement — Following a movement led by the political parties, Musharraf abnegated as the chairman on August 18, 2008. The former military sovereign was doomed to death by a special court on December 17, 2019, under Composition 6 of the Constitution. A case of high disloyalty was filed against him during Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz’s( PML- N) term. Musharraf was present in the court on March 31, 2016, when he was criminated on the charges. He didn’t return to Pakistan after leaving the country.