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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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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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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...