Fast facts about Pervez Musharraf – CNN

Father: Syed Musharraf Uddin, career diplomat

Mother: Begum Zarin Musharraf

Wedding: Sehba Musharraf (December 1968 – present)

Children: Isla; Bilal

Education: Pakistan Military Academy, 1961; Kakula Military Academy, 1964

Religion: Muslim


1947- Musharraf’s family moves to Pakistan as British India divides into India and Pakistan. The family settles in Karachi.

1949-1956 He spends his early childhood in Turkey because of his father’s business trip to Ankara.

1964- Received the rank of Second Lieutenant of the Pakistan Army Artillery Regiment.

1965 Was awarded the Imtiazi Sanad (medal) for gallantry during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

1971A company commander in a commando battalion during the India-Pakistan War.

1991 He was promoted to major general.

October 7, 1998 He was appointed chief of staff of the army with the rank of general.

April 9, 1999 He was appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

October 12, 1999 Leading a coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and becomes head of government. Sharif had previously sacked Musharraf after the army’s failed invasion of Kargil in Indian Hero. Kashmir.
June 20, 2001 – Appoints himself as president Pakistan, while remaining the head of the army.

April 30, 2002 A referendum is being held on whether Musharraf will hold office for another five years; it goes by a wide margin.

August 2002 Makes 29 amendments to the constitution, granting himself the right to dissolve parliament and remove the prime minister.

December 14 and 25, 2003 Two attempts on Musharraf’s life fail.

January 1, 2004 – A vote of confidence in parliament allows Musharraf to remain in power until 2007. He is gaining the votes he needs, promising to step down as head of the army at the end of 2004.

September 25, 2006 Musharraf’s autobiography, In the Line of Fire, was published.

October 6, 2007 – An unofficial vote count shows that Musharraf won a landslide victory in the presidential election. A number of parliamentarians boycotted the vote in both chambers.

November 3, 2007 President Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan. He suspends the country’s constitution, postpones elections in January 2008, and imposes restrictions on the media. Authorities arrest 1,500 people protesting the state of emergency.

November 28, 2007 Resigns as leader of the Pakistani army the day before he is due to be sworn in as president.

November 29, 2007 Takes the presidential oath for the third time.

December 15, 2007The state of emergency has been lifted.

February 18, 2008 In the parliamentary elections, Musharraf’s party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Q, comes third in the vote after the PPP, the party of the late Benazir Bhutto, and the Pakistan Muslim League-N, the party former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

August 18, 2008 – Announces his resignation as President of Pakistan.

July 31, 2009 Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled that Musharraf violated the constitution by illegally declaring a state of emergency on 3 November 2007. The court gives him seven days to appear and defend himself.

August 6, 2009 Refuses to answer the charges against him and flees from Pakistan to the UK.

August 11, 2009 Pakistani officials announce that Musharraf faces arrest if he returns to Pakistan.

October 1, 2010 – Creates a new political party “All Pakistan Muslim League”.

February 12, 2011 Musharraf’s arrest warrant was issued by a Pakistani court in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Bhutto.

May 24, 2011 AT interview with Piers Morgan CNN TonightMusharraf condemns raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. He says, “No country has the right to invade any other country… Actually, technically, if you see it legally, it’s an act of war.”

March 16, 2013Musharraf announces his plans to return to Pakistan to lead his party in the upcoming elections.

March 23, 2013 – The Pakistani Taliban say they will kill Musharraf if he returns to the country.

March 24, 2013 – Musharraf returns to Pakistan after four years in exile. He was released on bail before arriving in Pakistan, so he was not arrested upon his return.

April 18, 2013 – A Pakistani court denies Musharraf’s request for an extension of bail and orders his arrest in a case he is considering in connection with the detention of judges in 2007. Pakistani media reports that Musharraf placed under house arrest.
August 20, 2013 – Pakistani court indicts Musharrafaccusing him of murder in connection with Bhutto’s death.
March 31, 2014 – Special Court in Pakistan accuses Musharraf of treason.

April 3, 2014 – The bomb explodes minutes after Musharraf’s convoy passes an intersection in Islamabad as he is being driven home from a military hospital. Pakistani police say this is an assassination attempt on Musharraf. No harm done.

January 18, 2016 – Musharraf and two other former officials were acquitted anti-terrorist court in the case of the assassination of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, the leader of the Baloch nationalists.

March 16, 2016 – Pakistan’s Supreme Court lifts Musharraf’s entry ban, allowing him to leave the country while he awaits trial on treason charges. Two days later, Musharraf leaves Pakistan to seek medical attention in Dubai.

August 31, 2017 – A court in Pakistan declares Musharraf a fugitive in connection with the murder of Bhutto. Musharraf has been living in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016.
December 17, 2019 – Musharraf was sentenced to death in absentia after a three-member special court in Islamabad found him guilty of violating the constitution by illegally declaring a state of emergency while he was in power.
January 13, 2020 – Pakistan’s Lahore High Court overturned Musharraf’s death sentence. Musharraf, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016, is free to return to Pakistan.