Former Pakistani president encourages parents to focus on children’s intellectual, physical, moral, social development
About Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf is the former president of Pakistan, holding office from 2001 – 2008.
Prior to that, he was the 13th Chief of Army Staff from October 1998 till November 2007, and was also the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan Armed Forces from 1998 until 2001. Commissioned in Pakistan Army in 1964, Musharraf rose to national prominence after being appointed to the four-star assignments in October 1998 by then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Musharraf was the mastermind and strategic field commander behind the highly controversial and internationally condemned Kargil infiltration, which derailed peace negotiations with Pakistan's long standing archenemy India. Previously as in early 1996, Musharraf played a vital role in the Afghan civil war, both assisting the peace negotiations and attempting to end the bloodshed in the country. After months of contentious relations with Prime Minister Sharif, Musharraf was brought up power politics through a military coup d'état in 1999, and subsequently placing the Prime minister under a strict house-arrest before shifting the prime minister to Adiala Jail in Punjab Province.
He occupied what TIME magazine described as ‘‘the most dangerous job in the world,’’ playing a crucial role in fighting the global war on terrorism. He played this role with incredible courage, surviving more than a few assassination attempts, and he still remains a target by al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and several militant organizations.
During his time as president, he promoted enlightened moderation, economic growth, and unlocked freedom of expression. Musharraf restored democracy and civilian rule by holding free and fair elections in 2008.
In October 2010, Musharraf launched his own political party in Pakistan and has declared his intention to run for high public office in the next elections, currently scheduled for 2013.
Musharraf currently lives in self-imposed exile in London and Dubai but has announced his return to Pakistan before the next general election.
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