Pervez Musharraf – Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf speaks in London in 2010. Musharraf led Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, when he resigned and went into exile after being charged of violating the country's constitution in 2007. He returned in 2013, intending to run in national elections, but soon found himself entangled in legal trouble again.
Pervez Musharraf – Musharraf, left, takes the presidential oath of office in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 20, 2001. Musharraf appointed himself president after leading a successful coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 1999. He would also remain head of the army.
Pervez Musharraf – Musharraf shakes hands with military officials in 2001.
Pervez Musharraf – Musharraf speaks in 2002 at an event in Washington hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Pervez Musharraf – Musharraf sits with his wife, Begum Sehba, at their residence in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, in 2002.
Pervez Musharraf – Former French President Jacques Chirac speaks with Musharraf at the Elysee Palace in Paris in 2003.
Pervez Musharraf – Musharraf salutes before his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2003.
Pervez Musharraf – Musharraf, then-U.S. President George W. Bush and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai stand in the Rose Garden of the White House as Bush delivers remarks in 2006.
Pervez Musharraf – Musharraf speaks to the press in November 2007, days after he declared a state of emergency in the country. Musharraf suspended Pakistan's constitution, imposed restrictions on the press and postponed the January 2008 elections. He said he did so to stabilize the country and to fight rising Islamist extremism. His action drew sharp criticism from democracy advocates, and Pakistanis openly called for his ouster.
Pervez Musharraf – Musharraf speaks at a change-of-command ceremony in Rawalpindi on November 28, 2007. Musharraf stepped down as leader of Pakistan's army a day before he was to be sworn in as president for the third time.
Pervez Musharraf – Men in Quetta, Pakistan, watch as Musharraf announces his resignation as president on August 18, 2008. A month earlier, the Pakistan Supreme Court issued notice that Musharraf would have to defend himself on charges of violating the constitution by declaring emergency rule in November 2007.
Pervez Musharraf – Musharraf salutes as he arrives at a news conference in London in 2010. Musharraf fled to the United Kingdom instead of facing the charges against him in Pakistan.