Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan president, passed away in a hospital in Dubai after a protracted illness

Since March 2016, he had been receiving medical care in Dubai

General Pervez Musharraf (ret. ), the former president of Pakistan and military dictator, died on Sunday in Dubai at the age of 79.

Since March 2016, he had been receiving medical care in Dubai. Musharraf had amyloidosis, a condition that affects a small percentage of people and is brought on by the accumulation of the aberrant protein amyloid in various human tissues and organs.

Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, expressed sorrow to Musharraf’s family and expressed condolences over his passing.

General Sahir Shamshad, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, and all of the service chiefs expressed their deepest sympathies.

Fawad Chaudhry, a former information minister, and close adviser to Musharraf claimed that the former Pakistani President was on a ventilator and in a critical state in June of last year.

However, the former military dictator’s family stated that he was not on a ventilator. “Has been hospitalized for the last 3 weeks due to a complication of his ailment (Amyloidosis). Going through a difficult stage where recovery is not possible and organs are malfunctioning. Pray for ease in his daily living,” the family of Musharraf posted using his official Twitter account.

The former military ruler of Pakistan, who ruled the country from 1999 to 2008, was listed as a wanted person in connection with the murders of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and a priest at the Red Mosque. In 2007, he was also charged with treason for suspending the Constitution.

Due to the possibility of impeachment, Musharraf, who assumed office in 1999, was compelled to step down as president in 2008 and fled to Dubai.