Pervez Musharraf

President of Pakistan
Born Aug 11, 1943
Age 71
Hometown Delhi
Political Party All Pakistan Musl...
Religion Sunni Islam
Alma Mater Command and Staff...
Other Names پرويز مشرف

Pervez Musharraf, is a retired four-star general who served as the 13th Chief of Army Staff and tenth President of Pakistan as well as tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Musharraf headed and led an administrative military government from October 1999 till August 2007. He ruled Pakistan as Chief Executive from 1999–2001 and as President from 2001-08. In the face of impeachment, he preferred to resign on 18 August 2008.… Read More

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1943 Birth He was born on 11 August 1943 in Delhi, British India, four years before the partition of India. … Read More
1947 3 Years Old Musharraf and his family left for Pakistan on one of the last safe trains in August 1947, a few days before the partition of India took effect. … Read More
1949 5 Years Old Musharraf's family moved to Ankara in 1949, when his father became part of a diplomatic deputation from Pakistan to Turkey. … Read More


1956 12 Years Old In 1956 he left Turkey and returned to Pakistan in 1957 where he attended Saint Patrick's School in Karachi and Forman Christian College in Lahore.
1961 17 Years Old In 1961, at age of 18, Musharraf entered the prestigious Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul.


1964 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1964 he was commissioned in an anti aircraft artillery regiment (36 LAA Regiment Artillery, later 36 Light Air Defence Regiment). … Read More
1965 21 Years Old Shortly after the end of the War of 1965, he joined the elite Special Service Group (SSG) and trained together with then-lieutenant Shahid Karimullah (later four-star admiral) in a joint operation.
1966 22 Years Old He served in the SSG from 1966–1972. … Read More


1974 30 Years Old Musharraf was a lieutenant colonel in 1974 and a colonel in 1978. … Read More
1979 35 Years Old 1 More Event
He did not play any significant role in Pakistan's proxy war in the 1979–89 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.


1987 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, he became a brigade commander of a new brigade of the SSG near Siachen Glacier. … Read More
1988 44 Years Old Earlier in 1988-89, (as Brigadier) Musharraf proposed a Kargil infiltration to Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto but she rebuffed the plan.
1991 47 Years Old In 1991-93, he secured a two-star promotion, elevating to a rank of major general and held a command of 40th Army Division as its GOC, stationed in Okara Military District in Punjab Province.
In 1993-95, Major-General Musharraf worked closely with the Chief of Army Staff as Director-General of Pakistan Army's Directorate General for the Military Operations (DGMO). … Read More


1995 51 Years Old 1 More Event
His last military field operations posting was at the Mangla region of the Kashmir Province in 1995 when Benazir Bhutto approved the promotion of Musharraf to three-star rank, Lieutenant-General.
…  Musharraf favored the chief of naval staff Admiral Bokhari to be elevated as chairman joint chiefs, and claimed that: "he did not care" Prime minister was already facing cold war with the Admiral in sometime between 1999 and Musharraf cemented problems with Nawaz Sharif after recommending the force retirement of senior officer close to the Prime minister. … Read More
His trial began in early March 2000 in an anti-terrorism court, which are designed for speedy trials.
Restoration of national economy was one of the earliest initiatives were taken by him after appointing his close aide, Shaukat Aziz as Finance Minister. He secured the nomination of Presidency on June 2001 and succeeded Rafique Tarar as the President of Pakistan. … Read More


During 2004-07, Aziz approved many projects that did not required permission of Musharraf. … Read More
2005 61 Years Old In an interview to the Washington Post in September 2005 Musharraf said that Pakistani women, who were the victims of rape, treated rape as a "moneymaking concern" and were only interested in the publicity in order to make money and get a Canadian visa. … Read More
2006 62 Years Old 1 More Event
He claims in his 2006 memoirs he was given an ultimatum after military threats "to go back to the Stone Age" by U.S. President George W. Bush through Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Secretary of State Colin Powell.
With Aziz constitutionally completing his term and the suspension of the Chief Justice in 2007, Musharraf dramatically fell from the presidency in 2008 after voluntarily resigning in a facing threat of impeachment led by the people-elected opposition parties. … Read More
On 23 March 2008, President Musharraf said an "era of democracy" had begun in Pakistan and that he had put the country "on the track of development and progress." … Read More
2010 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Musharraf launched his own political party, the All Pakistan Muslim League, in June 2010.
2011 67 Years Old Abbottabad's district and sessions judge in a missing person's case passed judgment asking the authorities to declare Pervez Musharraf a proclaimed offender. On February 11, 2011 the Anti Terrorism Court, issued an arrest warrant for Musharraf and charged him with conspiracy to commit murder of Benazir Bhutto. … Read More
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