On Sunday, his family announced that General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, 79, died in a Dubai hospital after a protracted illness.
American Hospital Dubai treated the ex-military ruler for amyloidosis.
Musharraf’s family applied to move his body to Pakistan at the Pakistani consulate in Dubai.
From the Nur Khan airbase, a special plane will fly to Dubai to pick up Musharraf’s dead body and bring it back to Pakistan.
Last year, there were rumours that Musharraf had died, but the former president’s political party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), said those rumours were not true.
The news that he was in critical condition or on a breathing machine was not true, the party said. It also said that Musharraf was being treated at home for amyloidosis and that his health was stable.
Amyloidosis is a disease that happens when organs and tissues get too much of a strange protein, which stops them from working right.
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Pervez Musharraf Biography:
Delhi, British India, was Musharraf’s birthplace. Pakistan Military Academy Kakul commissioned him on April 19, 1961.
Former dictator joined special services after commissioning.
The military ruler fought in 1965 and 1971.
He was appointed to general in 1998 and served as COAS until 2007. Gen (retd) Musharraf overthrew the government a year later on October 12, 1999.
Pakistan’s longest-serving president, Musharraf, took power. He became president in 2002 by referendum and served until 2008.
After 9/11, the military leader accepted the US offer to make Pakistan a frontline ally.
Through Pakistan’s 17th Amendment, he was elected president in uniform for five years in 2004.