Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
1943 – He was born on the 11th day of August of this year in Haveli situated in Mohallah Kacha Saad Ullah, Old Delhi.
1961 – He joined the Pakistan Military Academy in this year.
1964 – This year, he was commissioned in an elite Artillery Regiment. He saw action in the 1965 war as a young officer in the Khem Karan, Lahore, and Sialkot sectors with a self propelled Artillery Regiment. He was awarded the Imtiaz-i-Sanad for gallantry.
1971 – He later volunteered and served for seven years in the Special Service Group "Commandos". He also participated in the 1971 war as Company Commander in a Commando Battalion.
1991 – On the 15th day of January this year, he was promoted to the rank of Major General; he was given the command of an Infantry Division and later of a prestigious strike Corps as Lieutenant General on the 21st day of October 1995.
1998 – He was promoted to the rank of General on the 7th day of October this year and appointed Chief of Army Staff.
1999 – He was given the additional charge of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee on the 9th day of April 1999, which he relinquished in October 2001. He performed his duties as the Chief Executive of Pakistan from the 12th day of October of this year until the time he became President. He is now the COAS and the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.