According to Time magazine, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf holds "the world's most dangerous job." He has twice come within inches of assassination. It is almost unprecedented for a head of state to publish a memoir while still in office. But Pervez Musharraf is no ordinary head of state. As President of Pakistan . In the Line of Fire: A Memoir is a book that was written by former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf and first published on September 25, The book .
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In the Line of Fire book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. According to Time magazine, Pakistan's President Pervez Mush. bestthing.info: In the Line of Fire: A Memoir (): Pervez Musharraf: Books. the war on terror. I will relate it in full in these pages. But first, you need to know how I came to be the man the assassins were targeting. The story of my life.
According to Time magazine, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf holds 'the world's most dangerous job'. He has twice come within inches of assassination.
His forces have caught over members of Al Qaeda, yet many others remain at large and active, including Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al Zawahiri. Long locked in a deadly embrace with its nuclear neighbour India, Pakistan has twice come close to full-scale war since it first exploded a nuclear bomb in As President Musharraf struggles for the security and political future of his nation, the stakes could not be higher for the world at large.
It is unprecedented for a sitting head of state to write a memoir as revelatory, detailed and gripping as In the Line of Fire. Here, for the first time, readers can get a first-hand view of the war on terror in its central theatre.
President Musharraf details the manhunts for Bin Laden and Zawahiri, and their top lieutenants, complete with harrowing cat-and-mouse games, informants, interceptions, and bloody firefights. He tells the stories of the near-miss assassination attempts not only against himself, but against Shaukut Aziz later elected Prime Minister and one of his top army officers, and the fatal abduction and beheading of the US journalist Daniel Pearl - as well as the investigations that uncovered the perpetrators.
He details the army's mountain operations that have swept several valleys clean, and he talks about the areas of North Waziristan where Al Qaeda is still operating.
Identifier-ark ark: Of particular interest is his account of his sudden elevation as army chief and his encounters with then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Another tense,taut chapter deals with the drama of the coup staged in October when he was aboard an aircraft which was refused landing permission. There is a blow by blow account of how the army swung into action to oust Nawaz Sharif. All of this reads like a thriller.
He tries to justify his biggest blunder, the Kargil conflict of The rest of the book,however,is fairly disappointing. Numerous terrorist incidents are described in too much detail,and the book starts to feel like a police procedural.
A lot of space is devoted to the policies of his government. This is a book of two halves,one very interesting and the rest fairly dull.
In the Line of Fire (Urdu)
Hustle, Bustle and Hurdles rated it it was ok Narcissism and self-centred is what the book portrays throughout the narrative. Pervez Musharraf boasts about himself so much in the book that at times I felt, how can someone be that perfect.
He starts the book with two assassination attempts on him, which he survived luckily. He took over the country in a military coup but defines it as a counter-coup because as per him the precedents and present government at that point in time were already running the country as coups and not democracy becau Narcissism and self-centred is what the book portrays throughout the narrative.
He took over the country in a military coup but defines it as a counter-coup because as per him the precedents and present government at that point in time were already running the country as coups and not democracy because the leaders were autocrats.
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He also categorised Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as a chief martial law administer during his tenure. On the contrary, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the most famous leader of his time, who was loved, cherished and looked upon by the people of Pakistan.
Pakistan has a history of prolonged military coups but whatever democracy came was being run by Nawaz or Benazir Bhutto 10 years consecutive either of the two held offices. When Nawaz Sharif took over government for the second time, he created dissension in the army by sacking the then COAS and replaced him with Pervez Musharraf. Nawaz seeing that Musharraf was going against the rift after Kargil debacle decided to sack him.He urges the repeal of Pakistan's Hudood law.
The book includes a chapter on Musharraf coup against Nawaz Sharif and reveals his view point on Sharif's plane hijacking. He tries to justify his biggest blunder, the Kargil conflict of Our seven years in Turkey passed in a flash. The helicopter crashed and he died.
Besides these he writes about his life in Pakistan Army and the major assassination attempts on him. What saved me was the war of , when India attacked Pakistan on all fronts and strafed a passenger train, killing many civilians.
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