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Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president, passed away

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president, died at the age of 79. He was the President of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008 and was being treated in the UAE for kidney disease. He had been undergoing treatment for a long time.

Musharraf was born in Delhi on August 11, 1943. He finished his primary education at Karachi’s St. Patrick’s High School. He attended Foreman College in Lahore for his higher education. He became a part of the Pakistan Army on April 19, 1961. I also worked as a member of the Special Service Group. He fought in the wars of 1965 and 1971. In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of general. He later became Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff.

On October 12, 1999, Pakistan army chief Pervez Musharraf seized power by ousting Nawaz Sharif. On August 8, 2008, he resigned. Later he was going abroad. Musharraf returned to Pakistan in March 2013 after spending four years abroad. An attempt was made to run in the subsequent elections, but this effort failed because the papers submitted in both constituencies were rejected. He was arrested by police in April 2013 on suspicion of imprisoning judges during Pakistan’s declaration of emergency in 2007. Later, he was under house arrest.

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