Musharraf


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Mu·shar·raf

 (mo͞o-shä′rəf), Pervez Born 1943.
Pakistani army officer and politician who took control of the government in a coup in 1999 and formally declared himself president in 2001. Faced with increasing popular opposition, he resigned as chief of the armed forces in 2007 and gave up the presidency in 2008.

Musharraf

(məˈʃærəf)
n
(Biography) Pervez (ˈpɛrveɪz). born 1943, Pakistani general and politician; became military leader of Pakistan following a coup in 2001; president (2001–08)
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The Union home ministry put its foot down, saying Musharraf was not welcome given his recent anti- India statements, ranging from hailing the Kargil War, supporting Pak- sponsored terrorism directed at India and RAW's involvement in Baluchistan, sources said.
15 -- Former President Pervez Musharraf, who has announced his intentions to return to Pakistan before the 2013 general elections, will formally launch his new political party and unveil its programme in London on October 1.
Pakistan, July 3 -- With all its connotations, the slogan 'Pakistan First' may start hovering over Pakistan once again - Pakistan must be the first but not in the way projected and acted upon by the former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf - with the advent of Musharraf's party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).
Pervez Musharraf, the former Pakistani president, has said he intends going back home to enter politics.
THE UK Government last night urged an early election of a new president in Pakistan after the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf.
The lunch was hosted by Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, whose guest of honor was the famous American financier-philanthropist George Soros.
Islamabad -- A special court while accepting Pervez Musharraf's request to postpone hearing of high treason case against him adjourned the hearing till June 12.
An special court in Islamabad on Thursday admitted former military dictator retired Gen Pervez Musharraf's plea for adjournment of the hearing of a high treason case against him till the end of the holy month of Ramazan.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court's bench, hearing the high treason case, Monday ordered the special court to announce its judgment on basis of available evidences produced by the prosecution side if former president Pervaiz Musharraf failed to appear on May 2.
Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf's plea seeking a stay in proceedings of high treason case against him has been rejected by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday directed former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to record his statement under Section 342 of the criminal procedure code in the treason case against him.