Former Pakistan Army Chief and President Pervez Musharraf has passed away. According to the Geo News report, Pervez Musharraf died at the age of 79 in a hospital in Dubai.
Pervez Musharraf has played an important role in Pakistani politics. First joined the army, then became the army chief, after the coup, he became the President of Pakistan.
Pervez Musharraf was born in undivided India
Pervez Musharraf was born before the partition of India-Pakistan. He was born in 1943 in Daryaganj, New Delhi. After partition, his entire family had gone to Pakistan. His father Saeed used to work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan. After this his father was transferred to Turkey. However, his family returned to Pakistan again in 1957.
Musharraf did his schooling at St. Patrick’s School in Karachi and college at Forman Christian College, Lahore. He was also an excellent player.
1961 Musharraf joined the army. In 1965, he fought the first war against India and for this he was also given the award of bravery.
Pakistan’s army chief and then the country’s president
In October 1998, Pervez Musharraf became the chief of the Pakistani army. In 1999, he seized power by removing the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from the post. Then in 2002 he won the general elections with a majority. However, critics said that he won by rigging the elections.
Musharraf got full support from US President George Bush in the so-called war against terrorism. Because of this, Pakistan was an important ally for NATO.
He again won the presidential election in October 2007, but the matter related to the election went to the Supreme Court. Seeing this, Pervez Musharraf declared emergency in Pakistan on 3 November 2007. But when the people of Pakistan started revolting, he decided to resign.
Elections were held again in February 2008. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) won. The PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League (N) jointly impeached Musharraf. Many allegations were leveled against Musharraf. Musharraf knew that he could get the death sentence, so he resigned in advance and left for London before the case started. After this, from November 24, 2008, he remained in London.
Court sentenced to death but still escaped punishment
In 2010, Pervez Musharraf formed his own political party All Pakistan Muslim League. Returned back to Pakistan in 2013. As soon as he returned to Pakistan, he was taken under house arrest and instructions were given to prosecute him.
But once again Pervez Musharraf manages to escape from Pakistan. However, in 2019, the court sentenced him to death in the case of treason. But Musharraf never returned to Pakistan from London and escaped punishment.