No official announcement has been made regarding the repatriation of his remains to Pakistan, however, his family has been making efforts to bring him back home since last year.
The former Pakistan President and Chief of Army Staff, Pervez Musharraf, has passed away at the age of 79 after a prolonged illness. He passed away at the American Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
There has been no official confirmation regarding the repatriation of his remains to Pakistan, though his family has been making efforts to bring him home since last year. In the past, his family had tweeted from his official account that his recovery was not possible due to his ailment, amyloidosis, which affects connective tissues and organs, causing them to malfunction.
Musharraf has been living in Dubai for the past eight years, as he was facing charges back home for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. Despite rumors of being placed on a ventilator, his family denied such reports and stated that his organs were malfunctioning due to his illness.
His passing marks the end of a significant chapter in Pakistan’s political history, and his legacy will continue to be debated by historians and political commentators for years to come.
Pervez Musharraf: A Political Legacy
Pervez Musharraf was a former four-star General and President of Pakistan, who served from 1999 to 2008. He rose to power after leading a successful military coup against the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. During his nine-year rule, he implemented a number of reforms, including modernization of the country’s infrastructure, efforts to improve its economy, and attempts to tackle terrorism. Pervez Musharraf died on February 3rd, 2021, after suffering from a prolonged illness.
Early Life and Military Career
Pervez Musharraf was born on August 11th, 1943, in Delhi, India. He later migrated to Pakistan with his family after the partition of India in 1947. He attended the Pakistan Military Academy and was commissioned as an officer in the Pakistan Army in 1964. Over the years, he held several important positions in the military, including serving as the Director-General of Military Operations during the Kargil War in 1999.
Rise to Power
In October 1999, Pervez Musharraf led a military coup against the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He took over as the Chief Executive of Pakistan and later became the President in June 2001. Musharraf’s rule was characterized by his efforts to modernize the country, improve the economy, and tackle terrorism. He also made attempts to improve the country’s relationship with India, which had been strained for decades due to ongoing conflicts over the disputed region of Kashmir.
Reforms and Controversies
During his rule, Pervez Musharraf implemented a number of reforms aimed at modernizing Pakistan’s infrastructure and improving its economy. He introduced policies aimed at attracting foreign investment and boosting the country’s tourism industry. He also made efforts to tackle terrorism and extremism, which had become major problems in the country.
However, Musharraf’s rule was also marked by controversies and criticism. He was accused of suppressing freedom of speech and violating human rights, and several opposition leaders were arrested or exiled. His rule was also marked by the growing influence of Islamic extremism, which eventually led to a major escalation of violence in the country.
Return to Politics and Impeachment
After stepping down as President in 2008, Pervez Musharraf went into self-exile and later returned to Pakistan in 2013 to participate in the country’s general election. However, his political comeback was short-lived as he was impeached by the Parliament in August 2008.
Pervez Musharraf’s death marks the end of a significant chapter in Pakistan’s political history. He will be remembered as a controversial figure who rose to power through a military coup and implemented a number of reforms aimed at modernizing the country. While his rule was marked by both successes and controversies, his legacy will continue to be debated by historians and political commentators for years to come.