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Pervez Musharraf Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Pervez Musharraf

Bio
Real NamePervez Musharraf
Real NameCowboy
ProfessionPakistani Politician
Political PartyAll Pakistan Muslim League
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Pakistan Muslim League (Qaid e Azam Group)
Pakistan Muslim League (Q) Symbol
Political Journey• Following 1999 bloodless Coup, Musharraf formally became Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Pakistan in October 1999.
• Musharraf was elected as the President of Pakistan in June 2001 and held his post until August 2008.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 August 1943
Age (as in 2017)74 Years
Birth PlaceOld Delhi, British India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
NationalityPakistani
HometownKarachi, Pakistan
SchoolSaint Patrick's High School, Karachi
College/UniversityForman Christian College, Lahore, Punjab
Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, Abbottabad
Command and Staff College, Quetta, Balochistan
National Defence University, Islamabad
Royal College of Defence Studies, London, United Kindom
Educational QualificationPost Graduate
DebutMilitary: He was commissioned as the second lieutenant in the artillery regiment of Pakistan Army after completing his long course from Pakistan Military Academy in 1964.
Politics: In October 1999, Musharraf was elected as the Defence Minister of Pakistan. He was in the chair until the next general elections in October 2002.
FamilyFather- Syed Musharraf
Mother- Zarin Musharraf
Brothers- Javed Musharraf (Retired Civil Servant)
Naved Musharraf (Anesthesiologist)
Pervez Musharraf With His Younger Brother Naved Musharraf
Sister- None
ReligionIslam
Controversy• In September 1990, Nawaz Sharif, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan, officially certified Musharraf's remaining two years as an Army Chief, and made him fly to Sri Lanka to represent Pakistan at former's Army's 50th-anniversary celebrations. All this was to ensure that the rumours of their duel be stopped. Sharif then abruptly dismissed Musharraf from his post while the latter was en-route Karachi from Colombo, and elected Khwaja Ziauddin at his place. A commercial airliner belonging to Pakistan International Airlines which carried Musharraf and 190 other passengers was denied to land at Karachi International Airport. The plane kept circling the airport for hours before being given clearance to land by the Air Traffic Controllers after the soldiers surrounded the control tower. The aircraft was in final drops of its fuel when it touched down. Within a couple of days, Musharraf assumed power as the Chief Executive of Pakistan, imposed the state of emergency, and suspended the Constitution. This bloodless coup though did not attract any protests within the country, the international community criticized it heavily.

• Heavy protests were staged against Musharraf across several cities like Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, and Quetta after he alleged the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of corruption charges and suspended him in March 2007. Against the suspension, hundreds of lawyers began boycotting the court procedures stating it as an Unconstitutional move. Jamaat-i-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan saying that Musharraf had crossed his superannuation age back in 2003 and that he could not hold on to his army job after 60 years of age. His petition also included that Musharraf was violating the constitution by addressing public rallies, which according to the then existing service's rule, a government servant could not participate in public rallies.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseSehba Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf With His Wife
ChildrenSon- Bilal Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf Son
Daughter- Ayla Musharraf (Architect)
Pervez Musharraf Daughter
Money Factor
Net Worth $6.1 million (as in 2013)

Former Pakistan Army Chief Pervez Musharraf

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Pervez Musharraf

  • Does Pervez Musharraf smoke?: Yes
  • Does Pervez Musharraf drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Musharraf was born in Delhi, British India to a family which belonged to Sayyid nobility. During the 1947 India-Pakistan partition, his family moved to Pakistan.
  • ‘Neharwali Haveli’ was the name of his first childhood home which literally meant ‘house by the canal.’ Next door lived the family of Syed Ahmed Khan, an Indian Muslim pragmatist.
  • His father, who was a Civil Servant in Pakistan, joined Pakistan’s foreign ministry and, in 1949, he took up an assignment in Turkey, where he served as a diplomat. The family fled back to Pakistan in 1956.
  • Musharraf studies mathematics at the Forman Christian College, Lahore and performed quite well. He, however, developed an interest in Economics later on.
  • He attended Pakistan Military Academy at just 18. While at college, Musharraf shared his room with PQ Mehdi of Pakistan Airforce and Abdul Aziz Mirza of Navy.
  • After having joined Pakistan Army in 1964 with the artillery regiment in 1964, his first battleship experience was fighting for the Khemkaran sector in Second Kashmir War in 1965. For his gallantry during the war, he was honoured with the Imtiazi Sanad medal.
  • Upon the recommendation of his commanding officer in Sialkot, Musharraf was selected to join the special force school. There, he passed some rigorous exams and underwent physically tough training.
  • He then joined Special Service Group (SSG) for the joint operations. Between 1966 and 1972, he was initially promoted to Army Captain and then to Major.
  • Musharraf was a company commander of Commando battalion of SSG during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, which was fought between Pakistan and India.
  • He studied political science at National Defence University in the 1980s and began working as an assistant professor of war studies at the Command and Staff College. He then joined the National Defence University as an assistant professor of political science.
  • For his wide experience in mountain and arctic warfare, General Zia-ul-Haq, the then President of Pakistan and Chief of Army staff promoted him to the post of Brigade Commander of a new brigade of SSG and commissioned him near Siachen Glacier in 1987.
  • Between 1988 and 1989, Musharraf was a Brigadier and had proposed the Kargil Infiltration to the then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. This was, however, rejected by the latter.
  • He began pursuing Master’s at Royal College of Defense Studies, Britain in 1990 under the Commandant General Antony Walker. Musharraf graduated in 1991 with extremely good remarks because of his thesis titled “Impact of Arm Race in the Indo-Pak Subcontinent.”
  • In 2006, Musharraf published his autobiography named ‘In the Life of Fire: A Memoir.’
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