A certificate for the General

NEW DELHI: A birth certificate believed to be that of the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, was on Saturday handed over to the Prime Minister's Office by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

The NDMC handed over the birth certificates of three children born to a Mr. Musharraf in 1941, 1942 and 1945.

The civic body found entries for two male children born on August 11, 1942 and July 22, 1945, both identified as the `son of Musharraf' and who were delivered at the Lala Girdharilal Maternity Hospital.

The NDMC spokesman, Madan Thapliyal, said they also found an entry for a girl child born on July 19, 1941, identified as the `daughter of Musharraf." "We have handed over birth certificates for all [the] three entries to the Prime Minister's Office," Mr. Thapliyal said. During their visit to the capital last month, Gen. Musharraf's mother and elder brother had visited the Lala Girdharilal Maternity Hospital, and expressed their desire to get the birth certificates of her sons, Javed and Pervez, born in that hospital.

However, the official website of the Pakistan President gives his date of birth as August 11, 1943, while the NDMC could not find any entry for that date. — PTI

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