Did You Know Pervez Musharraf was Born in Delhi? See Facts about Former President of Pakistan

Publish Date: 06 Feb, 2023
Did You Know Pervez Musharraf was Born in Delhi? See Facts about Former President of Pakistan

Pervez Musharraf Death: Pervez Musharraf, the former military leader of Pakistan and president, passed away on Sunday in Dubai at the age of 79 after a protracted illness. He was receiving medical care in a hospital in Dubai. A rare illness called amyloidosis, which develops when an aberrant protein builds up in organs and obstructs normal function, was identified in him. He had been receiving care at the hospital in Dubai since 2016.


Lesser-known facts about Pervez Musharraf

  • In 1943, he was born in Delhi to parents who were Mohajirs and spoke Urdu. He was raised in Karachi and Istanbul before moving to Pakistan following the 1947 Partition.

  • After the military successfully overthrew the federal government in 1999, Pervez Musharraf was elected as the tenth president of Pakistan.

  • He overthrew the democratically elected government led by Nawaz Sharif at the time in a military coup and controlled the nation for nine years, from 1999 to 2008, while holding several positions.

  • He served as a second lieutenant in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 and was a Company Commander in the Commando Battalion during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

  • After being elevated to four-star general of the Pakistani Army by the country's then-prime leader Nawaz Sharif in 1998, Musharraf gained widespread recognition.

  • The Kargil War, which broke out between India and Pakistan months after then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Atal Bihari Vajpayee signed a historic peace treaty in Lahore, was largely orchestrated by the retired general.

  • The former military leader was listed as a wanted person in connection with the execution of Red Mosque cleric and former premier Benazir Bhutto in 2007. In addition, he was charged with treason for declaring a state of emergency on November 3, 2007, suspending the Constitution in the process.

  • Following elections in 2008, Musharraf submitted his letter of resignation as president in order to escape being impeached and fled to exile in London. He lived in self-exile for approximately five years before returning to Pakistan in 2013 to run in elections.

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