Biography: Pervez Musharraf
His prominent support of the War on Terror gained him the backing of many Western nations, but it also enraged Islamic militants and led to two assassination attempts.
Pervez Mushaffaf traces the former Pakistani president's turbulent life and career, shedding crucial light on the man and his determined march towards political rule. Musharraf ascended through the ranks of the Pakistani Army to become Army Chief of Staff in 1998; a year later, he led the coup that toppled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, dismissed parliament, imposed martial law, and assumed the position of chief executive. Despised by some and beloved by others, Musharraf hoped to restore stability to Pakistan, although the tide of popular opinion would eventually turn against him.
Packed with illuminating interviews and revealing political footage, Pervez Musharraf offers a detailed account of one of the world's most controversial leaders.