Pervez Musharraf Passed Away: Former Army Chief and former President of neighboring Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has died in a hospital in Dubai (Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf Death). Musharraf, 79, was ill for a long time. He was suffering from a disease called Amyloidosis. In the year 2017, Pervez Musharraf was declared a fugitive by Pakistan.
Musharraf had called the Indian cricketer
When Pervez Musharraf was the President of Pakistan, the Indian cricket team went on a tour of Pakistan. In an interview with BBC correspondent Vikas Pandey, Ganguly recounts how he received a call from then President Pervez Musharraf when he went out on the streets of Pakistan with his fellow players without security.
Actually the Indian cricket team was in Pakistan. India had won the ODI match. Now Saurabh Ganguly wanted to enjoy the flavors of Pakistan with his friends. At the same time, he also wanted that he should not be accompanied by gun-wielding security personnel full-time. Ganguly along with his friends secretly left without any security personnel. But were caught having food at Food Street.
Ganguly says, “The next day at 11 am, I got a call from Musharraf sahab and he told me not to do this now because if anything happens, there will be a fight between the two countries, there will be a war. I explained to them that a little freedom was needed, so they left. Will not do this in future.
The President of Pakistan was made by a coup
In October 1999, while being the army chief of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf led a military coup in the country. He had taken power in his hands by abrogating the constitution and the multi-party political system. In 2001, he himself declared himself the President. In April 2002, he conducted a controversial referendum, on the basis of which he remained president for the next five years.
Five years later, in 2007, he was elected President. But his election was challenged in the Supreme Court. Enraged by this, Musharraf imposed emergency in the country. He vindicated his election by changing the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
However, by then there were protests against him in the country. Preparations had begun to bring impeachment to remove him from power. Meanwhile, he resigned in the year 2008 and fled to London. In 2013, he returned to Pakistan to contest the general elections, but could not contest the elections due to his disqualification.