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Pakistani former President Pervez Musharraf dies aged 79
Former military ruler of Pakistan died at a hospital in Dubai following a prolonged illness.

Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf has died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Dubai, military sources confirmed to Al Jazeera on Sunday. He was 79.

Musharraf, a four-star general, ruled Pakistan for nearly a decade after seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1999.

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The former general was suffering from amyloidosis – a rare disease that causes organ damage. He had long been bedridden and wheelchair-bound.

In a brief statement released by the military’s media wing, senior military personnel expressed their “heartfelt condolences” on the demise of the former military ruler.

“May Allah (God) bless the departed soul and give strength to bereaved family.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder speaking from Islamabad said the former general’s family members were meeting to discuss whether his body will be brought back to Pakistan.

Musharraf is survived by his wife Sehba and two children.
Ayla Musharraf and Bilal Musharraf.

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