Gen Pervez Musharraf’s mother passes away in Dubai
DUBAI: Former president and chief of army staff General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s mother Zarin Musharraf passed away on Friday. She was 100.
All Pakistan Muslim League Secretary-General Mehreen Malik Zareen Musharraf died at the age of around 100 after a prolonged illness.
Begum Zareen Musharraf sahiba m/o Former President Pervez Musharraf has passed away. She was an elegant lady blessed with great personality. Her departure is a big loss for Pakistan and Former President Pervez Musharraf and his family.
انا لللہ وانا الیہ راجعون
— Mehrene Malik Adam (@AdamMehrene) January 15, 2021
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed heartfelt condolence on the passing of the mother of General Pervez Musharraf (Retired).
#COAS expresses heartfelt condolences on passing of mother of General Pervez Musharraf (Retired). May Allah bless the departed soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family, Aameen.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) January 15, 2021
Begum Zareen was born in the early 1920s, grew up in Lucknow and received her schooling there, after which she graduated from Indraprastha College at Delhi University, taking a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
She had earlier been hospitalised in the United Arab Emirates after suffering from respiratory issues.
The former president is also in Dubai and suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body.
The 78-year old was diagnosed with the rare disease at a hospital in Dubai in 2019.