He succumbed to a long illness.
Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf died at the age of 79 in Dubai, where he was hospitalized, local media reported on Sunday.
Senior military officials "express their sincere condolences on the death of General Pervez Musharraf", according to a brief statement issued by the army press service on Sunday.
"May Allah bless the soul of the deceased and give strength to the bereaved family."
After a non-violent coup in 1999, he came to the head of the country in 2001 and led Pakistan for almost 10 years, recalls Sky News.
He left office in 2008 and then went into exile in Dubai.
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