Here is a look at the life of Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan.
Personal: Birth date: August 11, 1943
Birth place: New Delhi, India
Birth name: Pervez Musharraf
Father: Syed Musharaff-ud-Di, (father) a career diplomat
Mother: Begum Zarrin Musharraff
Marriage: Sehba Musharraf (December 1968 - present)
Children: Ayla (daughter); Bilal (son)
Education: Pakistan Military Academy, 1961; Military Academy of Kakul, 1964
Timeline: 1947 - Musharraf's family moves to Pakistan when British India is divided into India and Pakistan. The family settles in Karachi .
1949-1956 - Spends his early childhood in Turkey due to his father's assignment in Ankara.
1964 - Is commissioned second lieutenant in an artillery regiment in the Pakistani Army
1965 - Is awarded Imtiazi Sanad (medal) for gallantry during the 1965 India-Pakistan war.
1971 - Is a company commander in a commando battalion during the India-Pakistan war.
1991 - Is promoted to major general.
October 7, 1998 - Is appointed chief of army staff with the rank of general.
April 9, 1999 - Is appointed chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.
October 12, 1999 - Leads a coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and becomes head of government. Sharif had fired Musharraf after the army's failed invasion in Kargil, in Indian-held Kashmir.
June 20, 2001 - Appoints himself president of Pakistan while remaining the head of the army.
April 30, 2002 - A referendum is held on whether Musharraf will hold office for another five years; it passes by a wide margin.
August 2002 - Implements 29 amendments to the constitution, granting himself the power to dissolve parliament and remove the prime minister.
December 15 and 26, 2003 - Two assassination attempts on Musharraf's life fail.
January 1, 2004 - A vote of confidence in parliament allows Musharraf to remain in power until 2007. He gains the two-thirds of votes in parliament that he needs by promising to step down as head of the army at the end of 2004.
September 25, 2006 - Musharraf releases his autobiography, "In the Line of Fire."