It is with great sadness that we report the passing of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. He passed away on February 4th at the age of 79 in a Dubai hospital.
Pervez Musharraf was born in Delhi in 1943 and moved to Pakistan as a child. He joined the Pakistan Military Academy in 1961 and rose through the ranks to become Chief of Army Staff in 1998.
Musharraf was president of Pakistan from 2001 until 2008, during which time he made considerable progress in the fight against terrorism, improved Pakistan-US relations, and opened up the economy to foreign investment. He also championed the cause of women’s rights and strongly opposed radicalization.
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Musharraf will be remembered as a dynamic leader who was committed to modernizing Pakistan and improving the lives of its people. His legacy will be long-lasting and his passing is a sad loss for the entire nation. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.