Date of Birth:
August 11, 1943
Place of Birth:
Born in a Haveli, situated at Mohallah Kacha Saad Ullah, Old Delhi
Father Syed Musharraf Uddin a graduate of Aligarh University, worked in Civil Supplies Delhi. After the division, he joined Foreign Department and took the retirement as a secretary foreign affairs.
Mother had taken her Master degree from Lakhnow University, recently she had taken the retirement from UNO agency in ISB.
Two children Ayla and Bilal, both happily married. They have a granddaughter, Mariam from Ayla.
General has always loved the outdoors and spends most of his leisure time playing Squash, Badminton or Golf. The General also takes keen interest in water sports, is an enthusiastic canoeist and loves to sail. An avid reader he is well versed in Military History, being his favorite subject.
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He joined the Pakistan Military Academy in 1961 and was commissioned in an elite Artillery Regiment in 1964. He saw action in 1965 war as a young officer in the Khem Karan, Lahore and Sialkot Sectors with a self propelled Artillery Regiment. He was awarded Imtiazi Sanad for gallantry. He later volunteered and served for seven years in the Special Service Group "Commandos". He also participated in the 1971 war as Company Commander in a Commando Battalion.
General Musharraf has the privilege of commanding two self-propelled Artillery Regiments. As a Brigadier, he had the distinction of commanding an Infantry Brigade as well as Armored Division Artillery. On promotion to the rank of Major General on 15th January 1991, he was given the command of an Infantry Division and later of a prestigious strike Corps as Lieutenant General on 21st October 1995.
General Musharraf has served on various important staff and instructional appointments during his career. These include Deputy Military Secretary at the Military Secretary’s Branch, member of Directing Staff both at the Command and Staff College, Quetta and the National Defense College. He has also remained the Director General Military Operations at the General Headquarters.
A graduate of Command and Staff College, Quetta and the National Defense College, General Pervez Musharraf also distinguished himself at the Royal College of Defense Studies, United Kingdom. Commenting on his performance in his report remarked, "A capable, articulate and extremely personable officer, who made a most valuable impact here. His country is fortunate to have the services of a man of his undeniable quality".
General Pervez Musharraf was promoted to the rank of General on 7th October 1998 and appointed Chief of Army Staff. He was given the additional charge of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee on 9th April 1999 and is performing duties as the Chief Executive of Pakistan since 12th October, 1999. He also continues to hold the office of Chief of Army Staff and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.