General Pervez Musharraf (Retd), the former president of Pakistan, passed away in a Dubai hospital after a prolonged illness, according to Pakistani local media.
Musharraf, 79, had amyloidosis, a rare condition brought on by the accumulation of an aberrant protein called amyloid in several human organs and tissues. At the American Hospital Dubai, the military leader had been receiving medical care.
After declaring martial law in the nation in 1999, he took over as Chief Executive. He presided over Pakistan from 2001 until 2008.
In 1947, the family of the former president relocated to Karachi from New Delhi. He graduated from the Army Staff and Command College in Quetta before enlisting in the Pakistani Army in 1964.