Musharraf


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Musharraf

Pervez . born 1943, Pakistani general and politician; became military leader of Pakistan following a coup in 2001; president from 2002
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An alarm was also raised after many of Musharraf's political supporters in Pakistan applied for visas to visit India, coinciding with the days Musharraf planned to be here.
Musharraf, 67, is also planning to hold a show of power in Birmingham on October 3, less than two months after a man hurled his shoes at President Asif Ali Zardari during a rally in the same British city with a large population of Pakistani origin.
According to General (r) Rashid Qureshi, a time-tested devotee of Musharraf, the yardstick of Musharraf's popularity is his following on the Facebook where Musharraf has amassed two lakh fans - mostly the youth - to prop him up.
Musharraf, who seized power in a coup in 1999 and ruled until stepping down as president in 2008, has raised the possibility of re-entering politics several times over the past year although political analysts have played down the likelihood.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband paid tribute to Mr Musharraf's achievements, but said his departure paved the way for more democratic and economic reform.
Pervez Musharraf had been warmly welcomed to the White House by George Bush this past September as a close and valued ally of the United States.
But precisely because this is so, the viewer is given only the most minimal indications of where to look; unlike a photojournalistic image, which is effective only insofar as it makes a single vivid point, Delahaye's panoramic images in their richness and complexity (and also, in a manner of speaking, their simplicity) leave the viewer to shift for himself or herself--in the case of A Lunch at the Belvedere, to recognize Musharraf and Soros, and then by looking closely to "activate" the discreet but palpable drama at the photo's heart.
A three-member bench of special court presided over by Chief Justice Balochistan High Court Tahira Safdar took up the case the high treason case against Musharraf for hearing on Thursday.
A three-member bench, headed by Justice Tahira Safdar, granted Musharraf's appeal after his lawyer Salman Safdar told the court that doctors had advised him to avoid travelling due to his health issues.
The bench ordered that 'Musharraf would lose right of defense in this case on nonappearance on next hearing.'
Earlier, the special court ordered that Musharraf's statement in the high treason case against him would be recorded through a commission.
The chief justice's remarks came as he headed a bench hearing the case related to National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), passed by Musharraf in 2007.