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Pervez Musharraf

(1943– ) Pakistani general and statesman; President (2001–8). Musharraf was born in Delhi, but his family moved to Pakistan after the partition of India (1947). Joining the army ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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...with the Objectives Resolution as the Preamble. Although both Constitutions declared Pakistan to be an Islamic Republic, neither catered to an Islamic way of government in the conventional sense. Legal Opposition. More than 100 lawyers demonstrating against President General Pervez Musharraf in the city court district of Islamabad, November 2007. Photograph by Wally Santana. AP Images Through Article 2 of the 1973 Constitution, Islam had been declared the State Religion. Provisions relating to Islam were made fundamental under Part IX of the Constitution....

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...Khan ( 1958–1969 ), Yahya Khan ( 1969–1971 ), Zia ul-Haq ( 1977–1988 ), and Pervez Musharraf ( 1999–2008 ). Many of the variations between the constitutions of 1956 , 1962 , and 1973 (still in force) and their many amendments had to do with the federal structure of the country and with the respective powers of the president (whose primacy is affirmed in the 1962 constitution and reaffirmed by the Eighth Amendment of Zia ul-haq in 1985 and again recently by Musharraf) and, on the other side, of the prime minister and the parliament (whose role was...

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...reconciliation in Afghanistan following the ascendancy of the Taliban were foiled by the army's seizure of power. This takeover, led by General Pervez Musharraf ( b. 1943 ) occurred on 11 October 1999 , at a time when, after the skirmishes over Kargil Heights in the disputed territory of Kashmir, the relationship between India and Pakistan had seriously deteriorated. The Events of 9/11 and Their Aftermath Musharraf , unlike Zia , more like Ayub Khan , and much like other military dictators, promised a transparent system; he denigrated politicians and sought...

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