Prevez Musharraf lands himself in deep trouble
Oblivious of the ground realities, like always, Pakistan's former
military ruler had developed a taste for real-politick.
"I am not a Fool Hardy Man",
Pervez Musharraf had told BBC prior to his departure from Dubai to
launch his election campaign. Indeed he isn't. The most corrupt of
Pakistan's rulers had fled the country some four years for fears of
Back home, the former
dictator, who had run Pakistan dry off her Energy resources, human
resources and of course moral base, is now facing criminal charges
ranging from treason to assassinations besides facing public wrath over
his misdeeds as the Chief Executive and the President of Pakistan.
His military rule in 1999
was welcomed by many, even by the so called Pakistan's independent
journalists, yet he proved himself to be the most corrupt of the rulers
in Pakistan's history. The retired General has to his credit (or
discredit?) to introduce in Pakistan, the "politics of reconciliation" a
term he coined to write corruption cases off against all the corrupt
politicians of the country.
During his rule he handed-over bases to the USA and kept lying on that
account until it appeared in the press following Salala post attacks
After Musharraf had left the country reports of stark irregularities in
LPG quotas emerged, involving several Generals and also Bushra Aitazaz,
wife of Musharraf's most vehement critic. These regularities had
inflicted loss worth billions (Rs 220 Billion) of Rupees to Pakistan's
But Musharraf's biggest crime to date remains that he overthrew a
democratically elected government in the name of country getting rid of
the corruption and finally exonerated almost all of the corrupt
politicians from the cases.
In Pakistan no dictator has ever been tried for over throwing an elected
Unfortunately people of Pakistan has seen USA giving approval to the
regimes of power usurpers
Musharraf's return has not been a welcome except for those TV channels
having direct financial interests. People are disenchanted for his
misrule, media is uneasy for the beneficiaries of the former dictators
rule do not want to be exposed. Even the Army is not at ease, if the
former military chief is tried under treason act, many at the
influential positions in the Army may have to face difficulties.
Perhaps what Musharraf refuses to accept is that his misadventures at
Kargil and Lal Masjid were not liked by many, though his rule of tyranny
brought bloodshed and terror to the country.