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Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler of Pakistan, Dies at 79

  • He attempted to appease US demands during the war on terror
  • Lived in self-exile in Dubai after forced resignation in 2008
Pervez Musharraf
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Pervez Musharraf, the former four-star Pakistani army general who governed the South Asian nation for nearly a decade after coming to power in a 1999 bloodless coup, has died. He was 79.

He died after a long ailment in Dubai, said Raza Bokhari, a former spokesman and close aide.