Pervez Musharraf

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Full NameSyed Pervez Musharraf
Presidency20 June 2001 – 18 August 2008
Born11 August 1943
BirthplaceDelhi, British India
Died5 February 2023 (aged 79)
Place of DeathDubai, United Arab Emirates
Resting PlaceArmy Graveyard, Karachi, Pakistan
Political PartyAll Pakistan Muslim League
SpouseSehba (m. 1968)
Military Service1964–2007
Battles/WarsIndo-Pakistani Wars, War of 1965, War of 1971, Siachen conflict, Kargil War, Afghan Civil War, 1999 Pakistani coup d’état, 2001–2002 India–Pakistan standoff, War on Terror, Insurgency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
ContributionsServed as the 10th President of Pakistan, 10th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and 7th Chief of Army Staff, led the Kargil infiltration, advocated for Third Way, policies against terrorism
LegacyMixed legacy, associated with economic liberalization and rise in GDP, criticized for human rights abuses and weakening democracy, sentenced to death in absentia for treason charges
Early LifeBorn to an Urdu-speaking family in Delhi, British India, son of Syed Musharrafuddin and Begum Zarin Musharraf, came from a family of government officials, second of three children

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