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|Desc||DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 24JAN08 - Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan captured during the session 'Three Crucial Questions for the President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf' at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2008.|
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leader of Pakistan from 1999 to 2008
Pervez Musharraf is ...
|Born||11 August 1943 in Delhi|
|Died||5 February 2023 in American Hospital Dubai|
|Age||79 years, 6 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||British India and Pakistan|
|Manner of death||natural causes|
|Occupation||politician, financier, military personnel and international forum participant|
|Residence||Delhi, Karachi and Ankara|
|Position held||President of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Defence Minister of Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee|
|Awards||Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Order of Zayed, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-i-Basalat, Imtiazi Sanad and Order of King Abdulaziz al Saud|
|Participant in||World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2004|
|Educated at||Forman Christian College, Pakistan Military Academy, National Defence University, Royal College of Defence Studies and St Patrick's High School, Karachi|
About Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf was born on August 11, 1943, in Delhi, India. He grew up in a military family and joined the Pakistan Army in 1964. He quickly rose through the ranks and became the Chief of Army Staff in 1998.
In 1999, Musharraf led a military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He declared himself the President of Pakistan and ruled the country until 2008.
During his time in power, Musharraf implemented a number of reforms, including privatizing state-owned industries and improving the country's infrastructure. He also aligned Pakistan with the United States in the War on Terror, which led to increased military aid and cooperation between the two countries.
However, Musharraf's rule was not without controversy. He faced criticism for his authoritarian style of governance and for his handling of the Kashmir conflict with India. He also faced several assassination attempts and survived a suicide bombing in 2003.
In 2007, Musharraf declared a state of emergency and suspended the constitution, which led to widespread protests and criticism from the international community. He eventually stepped down as President in 2008 and went into self-imposed exile in Dubai and London.
Musharraf returned to Pakistan in 2013 to run for office, but he was disqualified from running due to legal issues. He was later charged with treason for his actions during the state of emergency and faced trial in 2019. However, he was acquitted due to lack of evidence.
Despite his controversial legacy, Musharraf remains a significant figure in Pakistan's history. His leadership during a tumultuous time in the country's history has left a lasting impact on its politics and society.
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On 5 February 2023, Musharraf died at age 79 due to amyloidosis. He had been hospitalised a year prior due to the disease. His body was returned to Karachi, Pakistan, from Dubai on 6 February. His funeral prayers were offered at a mosque in Karachi's Gulmohar Polo Ground in Malir Cantonment on 7 February. He was laid to rest with military honours in an army graveyard.
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