(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Pakistan’s former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has died. Talking to Khaleej Times, the Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai confirmed that the former leader passed away on Sunday morning and that the country’s missions are in touch with his family.
The former leader had been hospitalised in Dubai due to a rare disease called amyloidosis.
Musharraf was president of Pakistan between 2001 and 2008. He founded the All Pakistan Muslim League in 2010.
In June last year, his family had confirmed that he was admitted to American Hospital in Dubai. In a statement posted on his Twitter account, the family had said that the former president was “going through a difficult stage” where recovery was not possible and organs were “malfunctioning”