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Pervaiz Musharraf passes away in Dubai

Dubai: General (retired) Pervez Musharraf, a former president, passed away in Dubai on Sunday at the age of 79 after a protracted illness, his family reported.

The former military leader was receiving medical care at an American hospital in Dubai.

The 79-year-old former head of state and leader of the army was afflicted with amyloidosis, a rare disease brought on by the accumulation of an abnormal protein known as amyloid in various human tissues and organs.

The family of the former president, who was born in Delhi, British India, on August 11, 1943, relocated to Karachi in 1947.

On April 19, 1961, Pervez Musharraf received his commission from the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul. He graduated from the Army Staff and Command College in Quetta before enlisting in the Pakistani Army in 1964.

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