Pakistan’s Former President, Musharraf, Is Dead
By Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam and Ghaida Ghantous
Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf, a key U.S. ally in the campaign against al Qaeda following the militant group’s Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, died in Dubai on Sunday after a prolonged illness.
He was 79.
Musharraf, a former four-star general who seized power after a 1999 military coup, died in hospital in Dubai, where he was living in self-imposed exile since 2016.
His body will be flown to Pakistan for burial on Monday, Geo News reported.
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