Basic Facts
    Land and People
    Allama Iqbal
    Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
    Liaquat Ali Khan
    Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar
    Maulana Shaukat Ali
    Chaudary Mohammed Ali
    Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar
    Ibrahim Ali Bogra
    Agha Khan
    Khawaj Nazimuddin
    Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
    General Pervez Musharraf
    General Zia -ul-Haq


General Pervez Musharraf, the current President of Pakistan was born in Dehli on August 11,1943 at "Nehar Wali Haweli".

He migrated with his family after parition to Pakistan, he received his education from Saint Patrick’s High School, Karachi and Forman Christian College, Lahore. Later in 1961, he joined the Pakistan Military Academy and was commissioned in Artillery Regiment in 1964. He never remained behind at any occasions and showed his bravery by fighting in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965 as a young officer, and was awarded Imtiazi Sanad for gallantry. He volunteered to be a “Commando”, and remained in the Special Services Group for seven years. General Musharraf got married in 1968 and has two children, a son and a daughter.

Again when Nation was facing tough time he participated in the Indo-Pak War of 1971 as a Company Commander in the Commando Battalion.

A graduate of Command & Staff College, and National Defense College, General Musharraf also distinguished himself at the Royal College of Defense Studies, United Kingdom. During his military career, General Musharraf has accumulated varied experience in different command and instructional appointments. He also served as Director General Military Operations at the General Headquarters from 1993 to 1995.

On October 7, 1998, General Musharraf was given away the rank of General and was appointed Chief of the Army Staff. He was given additional charge of Chairman Joint Chiefs Staff Committee on April 9, 1999.

October 12,1999 was proved to be a revaloutinary day in his life as he took over the government in Pakistan, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of the country. He continues to hold the office of Chief of Army Staff and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.On June 2001 he took over the office of President of Pakistan for an indefinite period on June 20, 2001.

He pledged Nation to hold Transparent and Unbiased election in the month of Sept.2002.

Article by
Asim Jilani