Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is not on ventilator. Musharraf has been battling the disease for a long time. Some Pakistani media outlets had earlier reported that Musharraf had died in the hospital, although these reports were later rubbished.
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Amid speculation about Pervez Musharraf’s demise, the family of the former Pakistan President on Friday rubbished such reports and said he was “hospitalized for three weeks” and not on a ventilator. In a statement, Musharraf’s family said he was suffering from amyloidosis and was at a stage where “recovery is not possible and organs are getting damaged”.
“He is not on a ventilator. He is hospitalized for the past 3 weeks due to a complication of his disease (Amyloidosis). Going through a difficult phase where recovery is not possible and organs are failing. Ease into his daily life. Pray for him, said a statement on behalf of Musharraf’s family on his Twitter handle.
Musharraf is in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, his close aide and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry told.
The family of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said today that the military ruler’s condition is critical, his organs have been damaged and his recovery is impossible. The family posted a statement on Twitter saying that Musharraf has been battling the disease for a long time. “Message from the family: He is not on ventilator. He has been hospitalized for the past 3 weeks due to a complication of his disease (Amyloidosis). Going through a difficult phase where recovery is not possible and there is organ failure. For rest Pray. His daily life.”
Earlier, some Pakistani media outlets had earlier reported that Musharraf had passed away in the hospital, although these reports were later rubbished. Earlier today, Musharraf’s close aide and former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said he was critical and on ventilator support at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates. General Musharraf, 78, ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008.
Reacting to the reports, Ifzal Siddiqui, president of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Overseas, founded by Musharraf, said that the former president is slightly ill but is fully alert. “General Pervez Musharraf is (slightly) ill at home, but fully alert as always, please don’t listen to fake news. Just pray for his good health, Amin,” Siddiqui said.
Musharraf has been declared a fugitive in the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto assassination case and the Lal Masjid cleric murder case. The former president, who has been living in Dubai since 2016, was facing a treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007. The former military ruler went to Dubai for treatment in March 2016 and has not returned since.