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Ex-Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s condition critical, on ventilator

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Karachi: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been ill for a long time. Doctors have put him on ventilator. His family members have left for Dubai. Reaching Dubai by air from Karachi.

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Earlier today, Musharraf’s close aide and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry said that he is critical and on a ventilator support at a hospital in the UAE. Gen Musharraf, 78, ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008.

“Musharraf is critical as he is on a ventilator,” Chaudhry told PTI. Chaudhry, who was the information minister in the Imran Khan government, was once a media spokesperson for Musharraf. He said that he spoke to Musharraf’s son who confirmed his illness. “I have just spoken to Gen Musharraf’s son Bilal in Dubai who confirmed that he (Musharraf) is on ventilator,” Chaudhry said.

When did Musharraf rule?
Let us tell you that 78-year-old Musharraf ruled Pakistan from 2001 to 2008. Presently, Musharraf has been living in Dubai since March 2016. He is suffering from cancer disease.
Musharraf was the President of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008. Before that he was also the Army Chief. Musharraf is directly held responsible for the Kargil war between India and Pakistan. Musharraf was the person who overthrew Nawaz Sharif.

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