He joined Military Academy in 1961 and passed out as 2nd Lieutenant in 1964. On the basis of military service, he stands retired after 35 years in 1999.
He became was made a 4 star general as CAOS on October 07, 1998. After completing the tenure of 3 years, he should have retired on October 06, 2001 but he himself extended his tenure without limit.
He was born on August 11, 1943. Even if he was a civilian employee, he should have retired at the age of 60 years on August 10, 2003.
According to book written by S M Zafar, a senior lawyer and Senator of ruling party, article 63 1 d, which allowed General Pervez Musharraf to remain in uniform as President, had become ineffective on December 31, 2004. So there-after he could not remain in uniform.
Appearing on Pakistan Television, President General Pervez Musharraf had announced without any duress that he would doff off his uniform by December 31, 2004 but he betrayed the nation by not fulfilling his promise.
According to oath of President taken by General Pervez Musharraf, he is forbidden from taking part in any type of political activity but he indulges fully in politics.
According to service rules of army, he is forbidden from taking part in any type of political activity but he indulges fully in politics.