Man behind the leader

Given is a rare glimpse of the man behind the leader.


Q: Where were you born?

A: In a Haveli, situated in Mohallah Kacha Saad Ullah in Old Delhi


Q: What are your favorite sports?

A: Tennis and Swimming


Q: Are there any special foods that you enjoy?

A: Dahi Phulki, Kheer, and Daal


Q: What music do you enjoy listening to?

A: Old songs and popular ghazals. Favorite artists include Mehdi Hasan, Naheed Akhtar and Mehnaz


Q: What are your views about your mother?

A: She is a strong-willed personality but extremely loving


Q: Tell us about your wife

A: She is balanced, sober and well read; in fact, she is a voracious reader. She is religious but moderate in thought


Q: How many children do you have?

Two – a boy and a girl. Ayla and Bilal are well-educated, modest, and affectionate


Q: Do you enjoy art and who is your favorite artist?

A: Ismail Gulgee is an all-time favorite


Q: Which book have you read recently and really enjoyed?

A: Leaders by Richard Nixon


Q: Who is your favorite sportsman?

Javed Miandad


Q: Who are your favorite leaders?

A: Quaid-e-Azam and Ayub Khan


Q: You enjoy travelling … which is your favorite city?

A: Istanbul, Turkey


Q: What sort of clothes do you like to wear?

A: No specific brands, just well-stitched clothes from anywhere


Q: Which leader has impressed you?

A: Lee Kwan Yew


Q: What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?

Discovering the involvement of Dr. AQ Khan in the nuclear proliferation scandal


Q: What was the most memorable event in your life?

A: October 12, 1999


Q: Your saddest moment?

A: The death of my father


Q: Which event turned your life around?

A: Becoming Army Chief


Q: What do you do to relax?

A: I enjoy sports, playing bridge, and listening to music


Q: What, in your opinion, was a major event in Pakistan’s history?

A: 1971 – the separation of Bangladesh, which was a tragic event


Q: Are family values important to you?

A: The respect of elders is what I consider a primary family value, and the homogeneity of family is also extremely important


Q: What does being a Pakistani mean to you?

A: I take pride in being a Pakistani, and therefore get upset when I see Pakistan being projected negatively


Q: What was your most thrilling adventure?

A: A physical land-slide in Chanoti


  1. what an honest leader and we are ashamed sir for not valuing u but u will always remain great to all ur lovers.

  2. Exactly,we as a nation have unable to to realise how great u r,,we stupid awam,have once more been emotionalised by our stupid polititions,,but nevertheless u will remain a real leader in those eyes who really love Pakistan,,,

  3. In an enquiry in personality, only a single question is thriving!

    Q: What, in your opinion, was a major event in Pakistan’s history?

    A: 1971 – the separation of Bangladesh, which was a tragic event!

    EXACTLY, it was a TRAGEDY but a surgical CAUSE to skip Pakistan from the Ziono-Indian claws for the future!

  4. i want to join the dear musharraf’s party APML. plz leave a message at mine email address.


    rana aqeel ahmed badar

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