How did General Pervez Musharraf become the President of Pakistan?
Points to remember
Answer to be written in the exam:
General Pervez Musharraf became the President of Pakistan in the following way:
- In Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf led a military coup in October 1999.
- He overthrew a democratically elected government and declared himself the country's chief executive.
- In 2002 he held a referendum in the country that granted him a five-year extension and changed his designation to President.