Pakistan’s Former president has Died aged 79


Pakistan’s former president General Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a coup in 1999, has died aged 79

The former leader who was president between 2001 and 2008 died in Dubai after a long illness a statement from the country’s army said.

He had survived numerous assassination attempts and was himself on the front line of the struggle between militant Islamists and the West. He supported the US “war on terror” after 09/11 despite domestic opposition. In 2008 he suffered defeat Inthe the polls and left the country six months later.


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