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Architect Of Kargil War 1999 , Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Passes Away At 79 In Dubai

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Pakistan’s wily former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, the architect of the Kargil War in 1999, died on Sunday in Dubai after battling an incurable disease.

Musharraf, 79, who lived in self-imposed exile in the UAE to avoid criminal charges against him in Pakistan, died after a prolonged illness at the American Hospital in Dubai.

He was suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body, according to his family.

Musharraf was the tenth president of the South Asian nation after the successful military coup in 1999.

He served as the 10th chairman of joint chiefs of staff committee of Pakistan from 1998 to 2001 and the 7th top general from 1998 to 2007.

Local media reports quoting his family members said the former four-star general succumbed to Amyloidosis.

He was hospitalized for a couple of weeks due to a complication of his ailment, as per reports. Musharraf has been living in Dubai since 2016.

The former president has been in UAE for the last eight years getting medical treatment. Earlier, Musharraf expressed his desire to spend the “rest of his life” in his home country, local media reported.

The Express Tribune newspaper reported that the former president wanted to return to Pakistan as soon as possible.

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