Pervez Musharraf

Born Aug 11, 1943

Pervez Musharraf is a retired four-star general and a politician who served as the tenth President of Pakistan from 2001 until 2008. Prior to that, he was the 13th Chief of Army Staff from October 1998 till November 2007, and was also the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan Armed Forces from 1998 until 2001.… Read More

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1943 Birth Pervez Musharraf was born on 11 August 1943, to an Urdu-speaking family in Delhi. … 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 independence. … 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 was accepted at the Forman Christian College University in Lahore. … Read More
1961 17 Years Old In 1961, at age of 18, Musharraf entered the prestigious Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul. … Read More


1964 - 1965 2 More Events
1966 22 Years Old He served in the SSG from 1966–1972. … Read More
1968 24 Years Old Musharraf married Sehba on 28 December 1968. … Read More
1971 27 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 1971 war with India, he was a company commander of a SSG commando battalion.


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 the 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 him to the 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 - 1999 5 More Events
His trial began in early March 2000 in an anti-terrorism court, which is designed for speedy trials.
…  He became the President of Pakistan on 20 June 2001, only to win a controversial referendum on May 1, 2002 which awarded him five years of presidency. … Read More
2002 58 Years Old Musharraf called for nationwide political elections in the country after accepting the ruling of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Musharraf was the first military president to accept the rulings of the Supreme Court and holding free and fair elections in 2002 in his vision to return the democracy in the country. … Read More
In December 2003, Musharraf made a deal with MMA, a six-member coalition of far-right Islamic parties, agreeing to leave the army by 31 December 2004. … Read More


In late 2004, Musharraf went back on his agreement with the MMA and pro-Musharraf legislators in the Parliament passed a bill allowing Musharraf to keep both offices. … Read More
2005 - 2006 2 More Events
Following this, Musharraf authorized a national security hearings of Qadeer Khan, which continued until his resignation from the army in 2007. … Read More
…  Tendering his resignation in a threat to face potential impeachment movement led by the ruling Pakistan People's Party in 2008, Musharraf moved to London in self-imposed exile after returning to Pakistan to participate in the general elections held in 2013. … Read More
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
2012 68 Years Old On Piers Morgan Tonight, Musharraf announced his plans to return to Pakistan on 23 March 2012 in order to seek the Presidency in 2013. … Read More
On 24 March 2013, after a four-year self-imposed exile, he returned to Pakistan. … Read More
2014 70 Years Old 1 More Event
On 31st March 2014, Musharraf was booked and charged with high treason for implementing emergency rule and suspending the constitution in 2007. … Read More
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