Events for Saturday 12th October 2013
On This Day in History
1999 Pakistani coup d'état12th October 1999
On 12th October 1999, Pakistani army launched a coup, and took control of the country. The coup was led by General Pervez Musharraf, who soon after appointed himself as the Chief Executive of the country. On May 12th, 2000, Pakistan's 12 member Supreme Court unanimously validated the October 1999 coup and granted Musharraf executive and legislative authority for 3 years from the coup date, endorsing his governance.
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