Condolences pour in for former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf

Former president, who was 79, breathed his last on Sunday in Dubai

News Desk February 05, 2023

Former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, who had been living in Dubai since 2016, passed away in Dubai early Sunday morning.

The former chief of army staff, who was 79, was suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body, according to his family.

As the news of the former president’s death spread across the country, messages of condolence started pouring in.

President Arif Alvi offered prayers for the former COAS and extended condolences to the former president's family.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also offered condolences to the former president's family and prayed for the departed soul.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza and services chiefs expressed condolences on the passing of the former COAS.

“Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of General Pervez Musharaf, Former President, CJCSC and Chief of Army Staff. May Allah bless the departed soul and give strength to bereaved family,” a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Fawad Chaudhry, in a tweet, prayed for the departed soul.

“Pervez Musharraf passed away. He was a great person, his friends proved to be small. Pakistan first was his thought and ideology always. May God have mercy on him,” he wrote.

Senior journalist Mazhar Abbas tweeted saying, “General Pervez Musharraf is no more. End of an era”.

Shashi Tharoor, a member of parliament from India's main opposition Congress party, tweeted “once an implacable foe of India, he became a real force for peace 2002-2007”.

Former lawmaker Irum Azeem Farooque shared a picture with the former president and said “It was an Honor to have met you and will remember the respect u bestowed upon me”.

Pakistan's former ambassador at the United Nations also prayed for the departed soul.

Mushaal Hussain Mullick, wife of Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yasin Malik, extended condolences to the grieving family and loved ones.

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani also expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Musharraf in a series of tweets.

The Embassy of China in Pakistan tweeted on the passing of the former president and said his "great contribution to China Pakistan friendship and cooperation will always be remembered by the Chinese people".

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif also took to twitter and said "we belong to God and to Him we return".



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