Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has died in Dubai aged 79 after a long illness, the army said on Sunday.
Senior military officials “
express their sincere condolences on the death of General Pervez Musharraf
,” said a brief statement issued by the army press service.
May Allah bless the soul of the deceased and give strength to the bereaved family
The four-star general died on Sunday morning at a hospital in Dubai, media said.
I can confirm that the late general breathed his last in Dubai this morning... He is no more
," a senior security official also told AFP, on condition of anonymity.
General Musharraf took over as head of Pakistan in 1999 in a non-violent coup after then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif tried to remove him as army chief.
In more than seven years in office, he oversaw a period of economic growth while escaping at least three assassination attempts.