Pervez Musharraf (born: 11 August 1943) 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. Commissioned in the Pakistan Army in 1964, Musharraf rose to national prominence after being appointed to the four-star general in October 1998 by then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Musharraf was the mastermind and strategic field commander behind the highly controversial and internationally condemned Kargil infiltration, which derailed peace negotiations with Pakistan's long standing arch-enemy India. Previously, Musharraf played a vital role in the Afghan civil war, both assisting the peace negotiations and attempting to end the bloodshed in the country. After months of contentious relations with Prime Minister Sharif, Musharraf was brought to power through a military coup d'état in 1999, subsequently placing the Prime minister under a strict house-arrest before moving him to Adiala Jail in Punjab Province.
Pakistan's ruling coalition said Thursday it would seek the impeachment of President Pervez Musharraf, alleging the U.S.-backed former general had "eroded the trust of the nation"... - 08.08.2008, Webcastr
05.08.2012 [The Nation] - The Pakistani leader, who allowed this to happen, General Pervez Musharraf, has admitted that the US put a gun to his head and demanded he allow it to use Pakistan's army, air bases, ports, intelligence service, logistics, and air space - or face war.
05.08.2012 [The Express Tribune] - ... Gul Roz and Tahseenullah, who had been arrested in 2008 in the cases of suicide attacks on ISI buses, firing anti-aircraft rounds at the plane of former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf and firing rockets on the Kamra Aeronautical
04.08.2012 [The Express Tribune] - UK-based HUT and its sister outfit al Muhajirun were allowed into Pakistan in the early 2000s under former General (retd) Pervez Musharraf's government. Their founder, Umar Bakri, a Syrian Arab preacher, has since been exiled from the UK. Among his
02.08.2012 [Times of India] - The procedures for sukha chikitsa will begin only from Saturday,'' said Raveendran, whose VIP patients include former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf and K R Narayanan. Though it's a first for Kodiyeri, Jayarajan has experienced the magical
05.08.2012 [MidEastYouth.com] - He admitted that the current government has not made any change in its policies toward Balochistan and that for the past four years, General Pervez Musharraf's policies have been implemented. Who is to be responsible for such a lack of concern for
05.07.2012 Malik's ingenious analysis of the Indianness of prominent Pakistanis may have no takers on either side of the border but has resonated with General Pervez Musharraf, who, after unsuccessfully trying to mount a comeback on ...