General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military ruler, has returned home after spending a few weeks in an American hospital in Dubai, where rumors of his death quickly spread across the media.
Musharraf’s family has requested for prayers for his health, despite local media claims that he is on a ventilator back home.
Due to problems, the 78-year-old former president was hospitalized to the American Hospital in Dubai three weeks ago and is still healing.
On Friday afternoon, rumors of Musharraf’s death began to circulate on various social media platforms.
“Now the General Sahib has been relocated to his residents in Dubai from American Hospital where he is still under the care of medical professionals,” a family friend and former Musharraf’s party office-barrier told Gulf Today.
“He (Musharraf) is not on the ventilator,” Musharraf’s family declared in a statement, dismissing erroneous media allegations. Due to a complication of his illness, he has been hospitalized for the past three weeks (Amyloidosis).
Not only did Pakistani media institutions, including newspapers and television stations, propagate the false news of Musharraf’s death on their websites, but several went even further and spread it on social media platforms.
Musharraf gained to national fame after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upgraded him to four-star general in 1998.
Musharraf assumed command of Pakistan’s armed forces.
His decision to lead the Kargil infiltration nearly led to a full-fledged war between India and Pakistan in 1999.
The Kargil operation, according to sources, was launched without the authority of the civilian government.
Not only did Pakistani media outlets from various newspapers and television networks promote the false news of Musharraf’s death on their websites, but several went even further and spread it on social media platforms.
When then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promoted Musharraf to four-star general in 1998, he gained national notoriety.
Musharraf was appointed to lead Pakistan’s armed forces.
In 1999, his choice to lead the Kargil infiltration nearly led to a full-fledged war between India and Pakistan.
According to accounts, the Kargil operation was carried out without the authority of the civilian administration.