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Pervez Musharraf former president of Pakistan, passed away after Prolonged illness

After a long bout of serious illness, former Pakistan President and chief of Army staff Pervez Musharraf died today at the American Hospital in UAE’s Dubai after spending years in self-imposed exile. He was 79.

There’s no official communication if his body will be brought back to Pakistan, though his family has been trying to bring him back home since last year.

Mr Musharraf’s organs were malfunctioning because of an ailment called amyloidosis. This disease affects connective tissues and organs, inhibiting normal functioning. It’s a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body.

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