The world of politics has been rocked by the news of the passing of Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s ex-president, at the age of 79. A man who was once a powerful leader in the region, his death marks the end of an era in the country’s history.
Pervez Musharraf was born in Delhi in 1943, and after studying at the Forman Christian College in Lahore, he joined the Pakistan Army in 1964. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the head of the army in 1998, and in 1999 he declared a state of emergency, seizing power and becoming the President of Pakistan. He held the position until 2008, when he was forced to step down due to political pressure.
Musharraf is remembered for his efforts to modernize the Pakistani economy, introducing a number of reforms to encourage foreign investment. He also oversaw the country’s nuclear program, and was a key figure in the US-led war on terror.
Despite his successes, Musharraf was not without his critics. His regime was accused of human rights abuses, and his decision to side with the US in the war on terror was controversial. His later years were marred by a series of legal battles, including charges of treason and murder.
Pervez Musharraf’s death marks the end of an era in Pakistani politics. His legacy will be remembered for its successes and its failures, and he will be remembered as a leader who sought to modernize Pakistan and make it a more prosperous nation. He will be sorely missed by many.