Pervez Musharraf NI, General Parvez Muśharraf; born 11 August 1943) is a former Pakistani politician and four-star basic of the Pakistan Army, who grew to become the tenth President of Pakistan following the profitable army takeover of the federal authorities in 1999. He was the tenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1998 to 2001, and the seventh Army Chief of Staff from 1998 to 2007.
Musharraf, who was president from 2001 to 2008, fled the nation and resigned to keep away from impeachment. In 2007, he declared a state of emergency, suspended the implementation of the Pakistani structure and was sentenced to death for treason, however has not returned since his resignation.
Musharraf was born in Delhi throughout British rule and grew up in Karachi and Istanbul. He studied arithmetic at Foreman Christian College in Lahore and was educated on the Royal Defence College. Musharraf entered the Pakistan Military Academy in 1961 and was drafted into the military in 1964.
Musharraf served as a second lieutenant through the 1965 Indo-Pakistani warfare. In the Eighties he commanded an artillery brigade. In the Nineties, Musharraf was promoted to main basic and assigned to an infantry division and later commanded particular forces. Soon after, he additionally served as Under-Secretary-General for Military and Director-General of Military Operations.  He performed an lively function within the Afghan civil warfare, selling Pakistan’s help for the Taliban.
In 1998, Musharraf rose to prominence by being promoted to four-star basic by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, making Musharraf the supreme commander of the armed forces. In 1999, he led the Kargil infiltration that almost plunged India and Pakistan into all-out warfare. After months of contentious relations between Sharif and Musharraf, Sharif tried unsuccessfully to take away Musharraf’s military chief. In retaliation, the army staged a coup in 1999 that allowed Musharraf to take over as Pakistan’s president in 2001. He then positioned Sharif below strict home arrest earlier than launching formal felony costs towards him.