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Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan's former military ruler General and Architect of Kargil War

Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, the architect of the Kargil War in 1999, died on Sunday in Dubai after a prolonged illness. He fought in the Indo-Pak War of 1965 as a young officer, participated in the Indo-Pak War of 1971 as a Company Commander in the Commando Battalion

Our Web Desk Published 05.02.23, 04:03 PM
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Pakistan's ex President Pervez Musharraf at Delhi's Palam Air Force Station. He was sentenced to death in absentia by a special court which found him guilty of high treason, for imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007, by keeping the country's constitution in abeyance.

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 Pervez Musharraf receives his birth certificate from then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

Musharraf, the second of three brothers, spent his early years in Turkey, his father Syed Musharrafu-ud-din was posted in Ankara. On his return from Turkey, he studied at Saint Patrick's High School, Karachi, and then at FC College, Lahore. 

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Pervez Musharraf with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi. He was the main architect of the Kargil War that took place months after then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif signed a historic peace accord with his Indian counterpart Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lahore.

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Pervez Musharraf during ODI match played between India and Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. 

Musharraf, who was living in Dubai since March 2016, was also declared a fugitive in the Benazir Bhutto murder case and Red Mosque cleric killing case.

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Pervez Musharraf with his wife Begum Sehba at Taj Mahal in Agra. Musharraf visited India for the failed Agra summit in 2001 and made two more visits in 2005 as President to watch an India-Pakistan One-day Cricket match and in 2009 to attend a media event after shedding power.


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Pervez Musharraf with Anaro Devi, a municipal worker who recalls his childhood days, during his visit to 'Neharwali Haveli', ancestral home of Musharraf, in Darya Ganj in New Delhi.

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Pervez Musharraf with indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni during the ODI match played between India and Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. 

Musharraf hailed former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni for his dynamic batting skills and long hair. Musharraf famously advised Dhoni to not have a haircut.

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Pervez Musharraf during the 3rd ODI at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

In 2010, he formed his own party, the All Pakistan Muslim League and declared himself the party president. He voiced his opinion of actively taking part in Pakistan’s politics sometime in the future.

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Pervez Musharraf with then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpyee in Agra. The summit collapsed after two days, with both sides unable to reach an agreement on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Pervez Musharraf at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah in Ajmer. He was rulling Pakistan as a "chief executive" when the 9/11 attacks on the US took place and he swiftly aligned with Washington during its military intervention in neighbouring Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

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