Dubai – Former President and Chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan Parvez Musharraf, 79, died while undergoing treatment in a hospital after ailing for 8 months. His family was a resident of Delhi prior to the partition. His grandfather was a tax collector. His father also was a senior officer during the British reign. His mother Begum Zarin had been a student at Muslim University, Aligarh. Musharraf’s family had a big bungalow in old Delhi. Musharraf had stayed in that Bungalow for 4 years after his birth.
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf dies in Dubai after long illness https://t.co/TvzMwbYJ1l
— The Guardian (@guardian) February 5, 2023
His family had settled in Pakistan after the partition. Parvez Musharraf joined Pakistani Army as a junior officer after his graduation at the age of 21. He had been in the war against India in 1965 and 1971. He acquired the position of Army Chief of the Pakistani Army in 1998; in 1999 he overthrew Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and became the dictator of Pakistan. As soon as he assumed power Nawaz Sharif had to leave Pakistan along with his family. Musharraf was the one who attacked India to gain control over Kargil in 1999.