When Sharif tried to fire musharraf, the army overthrew Sharif instead and he spent a decade in exile.
The last time Sharif was prime minister, in 1999, he picked musharraf to replace another general in the COAS position.
Kayani also headed the ISI from 2004 to 2007 until musharraf appointed him army chief.
Now musharraf is calling for Sharif to stand up to Modi and not be pushed around by India.
General musharraf, too, reacted only to his own removal from the office of army chief in 1999, not to political circumstances.
On the flight home Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif fired musharraf as army commander.
musharraf refused to go and launched a coup that overthrew Sharif.
Sharif fired musharraf on October 12, 1999, while the general was visiting Sri Lanka.
The fringe is occupied by musharraf, A.Q. Khan, and the political divisions of militant groups that have also been allowed to run.
The street protests weakened musharraf and resulted in his downfall.