Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf passes away in Dubai

Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, passed away after a prolonged illness on Sunday at a hospital in Dubai. He was 79. Musharraf had been undergoing treatment for an ailment at an American Hospital Dubai.

Musharraf has been declared a fugitive in the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto murder case and Red Mosque cleric killing case. The former President, living in Dubai since 2016, was facing a treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007.

The former military ruler had left for Dubai in March 2016 for medical treatment and had not returned since.

Musharraf was born on August 11, 1943, in Delhi and completed his early education at St Patrick's High School in Karachi. The former president pursued higher education at Forman Christian College in Lahore.

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