Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has died in hospital in Dubai at age 79 following a long illness.
Former Pakistan ruler Pervez Musharraf dies in exile
Pervez Musharraf, the four-star general who ruled Pakistan for almost a decade, has died aged 79.
Musharraf died in hospital following a long illness after spending years in self-imposed exile, Pakistan media reported on Sunday.
After seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1999, Musharraf oversaw rapid economic growth and attempted to usher in socially liberal values in the conservative Muslim country.
He enjoyed strong support for many years, with his greatest threats al Qaeda and other militant Islamists who tried to kill him at least three times.