1999 Military Coup: Pervez Musharraf Responds To Nawaz Sharif’s Allegation


The second term of Nawaz Sharif lasted for a very brief time as he was overthrown in a military coup on 12 Oct 1999.

A controversial resignation of the Chief Justice, and President, conflict with the new army commander, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and the controversial 13th amendment marked his tenure.

Sharif was overthrown by Musharraf in a military coup and subsequently charged with hijacking and terrorism, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2000, he agreed to be exiled to Saudi Arabia for 10 years in exchange for having his jail sentence commuted.

In 2000, having agreed to leave Pakistan for 10 years, Sharif was released from prison and went into exile in Saudi Arabia.

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