ISBN 9781416527787,In The Line Of Fire

In The Line Of Fire






Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9781416527787

ISBN-10 1416527788


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)


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 force have caught over 670 member of Al Qaeda. 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 1998. As 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 revelotary, 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 Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, and their top lieutenants, complete with harrowing cat-and-mouse games, informats, interceptions, and bloody firefights. About Author : Pervez Musharraf has been the President of Pakistan since 1999. As a four-year old, he moved to Karachi upon the partition of India and creation of Pakistan, and his lifespan adn career has been tied to the life of his country ever since. After attending Pakistan's miltiary academy he became a commando in the elite Special Service Brigade, fighting in the wars with India in 1965 and 1971. He rose through the ranks to become General and Chief of Army Staff in 1998. He became President in a dramatic confrontation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and has remained in officer despite two assassination attempts. Contents : Preface Prologue: Face-to-Face with Terror PART ONE IN THE BEGINNING Train to Pakistan Settling in Karachi Turkey: The Formative Years Home Leaving the Nest PART TWO LIFE IN THE ARMY The Potter's Wheel Into the Fire Life in the Fire Living Through the Dreadful Decade From Chief to Chief Executive The Kargil Conflict PART THREE THE HIJACKING DRAMA Plane to Pakistan The Conspiracy The Countercoup Anatomy of Suicide PART FOUR REBUILDING THE NATION Pakistan First The Quest for Democracy Putting the System Right Kick-Starting the Economy PART FIVE THE WAR ON TERROR One Day That Changed the World Omar and Osama The War Comes to Pakistan Manhunt Tightening the Noose Al Qaeda in the Mountains The Symbiosis of Terrorism and Religion PART SIX PAKSITAN AT HOME AND ABROAD Nuclear Proliferation International Diplomacy The Social Sector The Emancipation of Women The Soft Image of Pakistan Leadership on Trial: The Earthquake Epilgoue: Reflections Index