Funny Pictures of Pakistani Politician Pervaiz Musharrf and His Government Tenure are given on this page.
Pervez Musharraf (born on August 11, 1943) is a military figure, political and statesman of Pakistan. General, President of Pakistan, came to power in 1999 as a result of bloodless military coup d’etat. Biography Musharraf was born in Delhi in family of clerk, working in the Ministry of External Affairs, and was the second of three sons. In 1947, he moved to Karachi (Pakistan) along with his family. Musharraf spent his childhood years in Turkey since his father served there as diplomat. In Pakistan, he studied in Christian schools and then received military training in Military Academy. Subsequently, Musharraf took part in two wars against India. Military coup d’etat In confrontation with Pervez Musharraf, Omar Sharif suspected that Musharraf has plans to seize the power and decided to strike the first blow. On October 11, 1999, when Musharraf was returning back from foreign trip, prime minister Sharif dismissed the commander and issued orders not to allow landing of Musharraf’s aircraft in Pakistan. Reaction of military personnel appeared to be quick – armed forces came forward against the prime minister. Having learned about the decision of prime minister, General Musharraf cut-short his visit to Sri Lanka and came back home. Airplane, in which General Musharraf was traveling, safely landed at Karachi airport, where he was met by large group of like-minded people, and on October, 12, 1999 Musharraf headed the bloodless military coup d’etat against Sharif’s government. Within several hours, army divisions took main governmental buildings, TV and airports in leading cities of the country under its control. Prime minister and General Ziauddin Butt, who was appointed the day before as replacement of Musharraf, and also Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Minister of Pakistan and Mushahid Hussain, Minister for Information & Broadcasting were kept under house arrest. Soon, Musharraf took over the reins of Pakistan. Musharraf was called “Chief Executive”. Emergency was imposed in the country and military suspended the functioning of constitution and legislative organs and central and regional governments were dismissed. After the coup, new federal body – National Safety Council was constituted. National Safety Council was formed to assist Chief Executive (from 2001 – President) in issues relating to Islamic ideology, national safety and other important issues, pertaining to national policies. President New military ruler promised to put an end to corruption and on international front, resume talks with India on Kashmir issue and with Afghanistan on terrorism. Supreme court of Pakistan ordered Musharraf to hold elections by October 2002 & bring democratic governance in the country. On June 20, 2001, Pervez Musharraf took oath as President of Pakistan replacing Rafiq Tarar and after obtaining the consent for taking the oath of president from Irshad Hasan khan, Chief Justice of Supreme court. Thus, musharraf kept the posts of chief executive and chief of Army Staff to himself. In October 2002, Musharraf promised to conduct new parliamentary elections so as to address the parliament with request to choose him as president for five year term. Declaration of Musharraf as president of Pakistan lead to protests from Benazir Bhutto, leader of Pakistan People’s Party, accusing the General for violation of constitution. In 2004, Shaukat Aziz was sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan. Struggle for re-election On October 6, 2007, presidential elections were conducted and General Musharraf, existing head of state, won the elections. Supreme court, however, refused to acknowledge the legality of his election till resigns from the army service. Resignation On August 18, 2008, Pervez Musharraf voluntarily retired from the post of President of Pakistan since impeachment procedure was under threat, which was appointed for this day. Stand of Western countries and USA, which refused to lend support and stand of Pakistan’s army, which refused to under take any measures to protect the President if his impeachment is announced, lead to resignation of Pervez Musharraf under the guarantee of own safety. Personal life Musharraf takes great interest in sports and in leisure time plays squash, badminton and golf. He goes on rowing on canoe, loves water sports and card games. One of the hobbies of Musharraf – military history. As it was informed in print, his favorite film – “Gladiator”, which narrates about ancient Roman commander, fighting against vicious emperor. In 2006, participating in television program on channel Geo Television, during the fourth anniversary of this private television channel, Musharraf, answering questions of children, admitted that he is a bad cook: “I only know how the French toasts are made. I taught my wife how to make them”.
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