After a long out of serious illness, former Pakistan President and chief of Army staff Pervez Musharraf died today at the American Hospital in UAE’s Dubai. He was 79. There’s no official communication if his body will be brought back to Pakistan, though his family has been trying to bring him back home since last year.
Mr Musharraf’s family had last year tweeted from his official account that “recovery is not possible”. The family issued the clarification after reports that the former Pakistan President was kept on a ventilator.
However, his family had denied this, saying that his organs were malfunctioning because of an ailment called amyloidosis. This disease affects connective tissues and organs, inhibiting normal functioning. Facing charges back home for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007, Musharraf has been living in Dubai for the last seven years.