Since the Sept. 11 attacks, few leaders have had more headaches than Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf. He sided with the U.S. against the Taliban and almost went to war with India over Kashmir. Even now, many believe Osama bin Laden to be holed up in (or near) Pakistan's remote tribal areas. In New York City for the U.N. General Assembly, Musharraf answered questions from TIME's top editors.

Do you think Osama bin Laden is alive?
He is alive.

What evidence do you have?
Electronic means. We know it because of messages going up...

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