He received his primary education.
Since 1964, he has held key positions in the artillery troops, and then in the special units.
He was a participant in two wars with India in 1965 and 1971. He commanded an infantry division and a shock body has numerous state awards.
Since 1991 - General.
From October 1998 - Chief of the General Staff of Pakistan.
September 29, 1999 he was appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
October 12, 1999 he came to power in a military coup overthrew Prime Minister and became the Chief Executive of Pakistan.
In the summer of 2001 he became the president of Pakistan.
October 11, 2001 he made a major reshuffle in the government appointed new corps commanders, assigned to the new leadership of the General Staff.
In May 2002, following the results of the referendum, he was elected president for a second term.
Нe is against terrorism.