In love with Musharaf

Just heard the speech of X-President Musharaf, he resigned. I don’t know what will be the after effects of it, my concern is:

Why he resigned? Why the current government always forced him to resign? They say he is corrupt, they say he has abolished Constitution of 1973, they say he is a dictator. My questions are: Are they not corrupt? Do they follow 1973 constitution? Do we deserve democracy (look at the history of past 10 years before he came; in early and mid 90’s)? Do they have any vision? What are their strategies to improve current situation? What are their plans? Finally what is their performance up till now?

I see President Musharaf as a “Leader” with all guts that a leader should have to represent a Nation. Today the way he resigned was also heart touching! The review he gave about last 8 years was outstanding in the History, except the last 1 and ½ year which I see as a conspiracy against him.

I don’t know about the others but I have no-good hopes from current govt.

The leaders who go to foreign countries for just meetings, who spend millions of rupees just to promote Judicial Campaign, have dozens of foreign bank accounts and property, have already grabbed billions and returned back for more.

At least he was the least corrupt (if corrupt) then all of them and the best thing I like about him is that he is always used represent Pakistan with a Pride, as a bold Leader. Not like someone who has no ethics to talk especially in front of media.

He is still not worried of any impeachment.

I see today’s happening just like any other abnormal happening that Pakistanis are experiencing and looking forward for something good in the country like every Pakistani. 😛

Cheers!

stainless Haseeb

P.S: many of you might not agree with all this, but the above is only my opinion.

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20 Comments

  1. wrathchild said,

    August 18, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Today was indeed a sad day. The country is plunged into more depths of depravity now. He was honest, even if he made mistakes, he wasn’t corrupt even when there was corruption in his era. But no ones perfect and a patriotic dictator is better than a an elected crook any given day. However, he is gone now and soon someone, maybe Zardari would be taking his place.

    Loved his exit though; Pakistan Zindabad. with both fists in the air.

  2. sumair(szad) said,

    August 19, 2008 at 12:04 am

    i am also in favor of Musharraf…….
    and you are right that other parties don’t have any goal….but Musharraf had…OK most of it success and some failed but at least he tried instead of sitting

    jiyeee Musharraf

  3. Munir said,

    August 19, 2008 at 2:30 am

    He had vision and he had courage. He was aware of root problems of our country and he built a strong team of experts to work on those problems. He was a dictator but he tried to introduced the essence of democracy in Pakistan where majority is not literate.

    Talking about international reputation of Pakistan, I was watching World Economic Forum videos on youtube and was feeling proud of having such well reputed talented leaders. Watch here and here.

    Also I’d recommend
    this
    article for having a brief overview of economic and financial policy by President Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.

  4. Xaad said,

    August 19, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Beg to differ .. Have we forgotten about the Madressa Massacre’s in Bajour? Shelling on innocent natives of Wana and Waziristan? The Lal Masjid Massacre? The Economy which he left in shambles? Dr.Afia Siddiqi and dozens of others like her? Sacking the Chief Justice of Pakistan and harming the independence of Judiciary? Karachi Event of 12th May, when he was celebrating the death of dozens ? And countless other bloodsheds …

  5. Xaad said,

    August 19, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Talking about ethics while facing the media: You are so ill-informed, you probably don’t know or choose the ignore the press conference in London where his exact words were: ” … tum jaison logon say nibatna mujhay aata hay’

  6. August 19, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    This all has essence of extremism, talking about WANA and bajawour and the Madrasas. They were actually involved in militancy and they accept it. Yes! Lal Masjid leaders challenged rit ov Govt. which is not acceptable for any loyal Pakistani, the message they were conveying was right but the way they acted was not from Islamic teachings, initially i was also in their favor (when they were promoting it peacefully) but how do you see the Maulana hiding and running in “BURKA”, you will agree that a Leader should be men of his words; ryt!. He should have stayed their and die with his students, this what a quality of leader is. Haven’t researched on Dr. Afia Siddiqui, but the Chief Justice is the biggest liar of Pakistan. He planned this game with Sharif Brothers and had strong political backing.

    Still my point is: “Track record of the current govt. is worst then him, so who are they to claim all this rubbish”

    and in last words you quoted are perfect for all those who are initiators of any instability act in Pakistan.

    Pakistan Zindabad!

  7. shaheer632 said,

    August 19, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    to define musharaf he was a spade a spade.he was the first one ever who speak up boldly when he went to AGRA and said that we are taught in front lines and if ever we had a war on kashmir i will myself be in the front lane.this showed his courage and boldness.no one ever had mustered that much courage openly.if you had read his book in the line of fire one can realize that he was a man of guts.
    By far,he was the best among all the rest of his colleagues:zardari especially.He did have some flaws…like disposing of judges and he mishandled the lal masjid issue but still these are nothing as compared to corruption of zardari.His intentions are clear..he made a deal in murre regarding the restoration of judges and he has himself backtracked.Saying that there are other issues beside judges.
    I was also melancholic on his resignation because we lost some one who was bold,daring and valour.

  8. shaheer632 said,

    August 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    last but not the least…iam in favour of trails against him.although the PPP are not that much interested but still…let justice be done and the charges against him should be brought up.Whether he is guilty or not every one should know that.However,the mixed emotions shown by the public are mere reflection of their frustrations.We all were basically tired of seeing one man for so long and it became a sort of habit of people that behind every bad action or thing like:inflation,electricity…Musharaf is behind that.We shall see after few months that people will be voicing against Zardari same they had done in case of Musharaf.Its a kind of cycle going on since independence.PPP or Muslim League…thats why they say”world is round”….:)

  9. August 19, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    well said

  10. Xaad said,

    August 19, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Again dude, face the facts. You are writing up a blog and you are completely unaware of the actual facts: Maulana Rasheed Ghazi, the night before the actual attack on the mosque, offered to drop weapons and leave the place along with his students peacefully with the only condition that he should be allowed to go to his village without facing any charges. But our dearest Musharraf (who could have let him go and arrest him afterwards) shelled a MOSQUE (with copies of Quran inside) and used phosporus bombs when actually it could have been a no-blood game.

    I am not defending the current govt. or any govt. for that matter, but if you keep in touch with your country’s economy you would know it was the first time in the history of Pakistan that during Musharraf’s tenure inflation hit an all time high and went into double figures. Also, how can you prove that Iftikhar Chaudhary is playing a politics game? Dude, he was the one who ruled out against the Steel Mill deal (which was being sold for penny’s compared to its actual worth by the then prime minister Shaukat Aziz) and the reason he was removed because he was opening up cases about the missing persons. Had he been Musharraf’s pet, he still would have been on his position.

    How in Gods name can anyone write a blog post for someone who attacked a Madressah in Bajour with 80 teenage kids reciting Quran? Even if he suspected militancy with in the Madressah, a ground operation would have caused a lot less blood shed, but no he had it bombed through air. This is not it, do you claim that not even a single innocent person from the tribal areas was killed cause of the so called attacks on Taliban? He only weakened the foundations of our nation by trying to involve us in his so called Enlightened Moderation, removing the topic of Jihad from the curriculum and tons of other such acts.

    The day Musharraf resigned is indeed a glorious day in our history.

  11. Xaad said,

    August 19, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I am not trying to put up a fight here, or being anti-Musharraf just for the sake of it. If you think that whatever I have wrote above in not based on facts, I would really like to read up on it.

    As for your point on Zardari, everyone knows he is corrupt. A small time businessman became the second richest person in Pakistan cause of the F16 jets deal with France. But then again, PPP is a legally constituted govt. chosen by the people of Pakistan (good or bad). The decision lies with the people, problem with our country is that democracy was NEVER given a chance, one after another dictator raped our constitution. BTW our constitution has an article which states that anyone who abolishes the constitution should be hanged till death.

  12. sumair(szad) said,

    August 19, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    pehli baat do you have any prove ??
    were you there when these deaing were happening?

    i bet NO..

    if you are talking about fact then its also a fact that Wana bajawour and Madarsa were actually helping terrorist….and also were involved in terrorist activities in this country…..

    this is the playground of politician….common men can’t understand there game……

  13. Xaad said,

    August 20, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    The following has been on news:

    “The then imported Prime Minister and now escaped still-to-be-indicted criminal Shaukat Aziz was approached by Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain of PML-Q, who told him that all the contentious affairs with the administration of mosque were settled, and now government should provide a safe passage to the besieged students and teachers. Shaukat Aziz brushed away the presidet of his party PML-Q, and told him that leave the matter where it was, and don’t disturb him as he was on his way with his wife to eat “Qulfi.”

    If you ever followed the whole Lal Masjid operation you would know, Chaudhray Shujaat Hussain told the media that everything had been resolved peacefully and the next day Lal Masjid was attacked with Phosphorous bombs (which has been admitted by the govt.). Phosphorous bombs come under the Chemical Weapon category and their use is not allowed even in full-scale wars. If you search up Lal Masjid siege on Wikipedia, it mentions there were 20 bodies burned beyond recognition. and ~250 people killed including women and children.

    Do YOU have any proof that Bajour , Wana or Waziristan was/is harbouring terrorist activities? How exactly do you define terrorist activities? Do you even realize that Talibans were formed by our very own govt. and Jihad was promoted through out the 80s again by our own govt. what happened to that? Do we suddenly stopped believing in that? Do you really believe America’s war is on terror and not an energy acquiring war?

    And guess what, Musharraf himself assembled a team of the MOST corrupt politicians (PML-Q and MQM colaition) which rules on us for 6 years. The referendum held by Musharraf, which gave him 97% yes votes, is reported by the Amnesty International as the most rigged Referendum in Pakistan. ( I seriously doubt if Amnesty International will publish reports not based on facts).

  14. sumair(szad) said,

    August 20, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    80s mein tu govt kis ki thi jis ne saath dia tha taaliban ka???

    or mere khayal mein tu baat wahi hia k current politicians kon se buhut ache hian sab k sab corrupt hian
    sab hi bure hian…..pata nahi logon ne kia soch k vote dia in ko

  15. Xaad said,

    August 20, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    80s mein bhee aik military dictator hee thaa, just like Musharraf.

  16. August 25, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    {I wrote a two pager on all the comments so far but when i pressed submit my internet went DC :S, so this is a sort of summarized version of it}

    @ Xaad

    Why anyone who challenges rit of govt. should be set free? He challenged! he should face it; else be ready to goto Jail. There is no compromise in such circumstances. If the govt had compromised, several like him would have rosed.

    did you see the situations now! A blast at Wah factory and one of our maulana accepting it with pride. What will you call it? I am sure he’s doing it in the name of Jehhad (nauzubillah), do you think it is? Plus what changes occurred in one week of Musharaf’s resignation. Let me highlight:

    -Dollar Went to Rs:78 again
    -Stock Exchange is going through disaster
    -Food Crisis are still there
    -Militancy is still there, govt policy is the same
    -Corruption is on Peak
    -Judges are not restored – yet!
    -Even the coalition govt. is in danger.

    >>>simply no positive change!

    our prime minister went to USA and assured that he will give better service to USA and they are doing that!

    So on so, the world most corrupt man would be our president soon. The best part is we(Pakistanis) elected him and his party.

    Cheers!

    We don’t deserve democracy, we can do better in dictatorship. Democracy never remained digestible for us. I still say Musharaf had a “vision”, he was least corrupt, he was “A Leader”. Who was well able to represent Pakistan.

    God save Pakistan!

  17. Waqas Saeed said,

    September 25, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    @Xaad
    I totally respect your opinion Xaad but the fact is that Musharaf had saved Pakistan by taking over in 1998. I dont wanna take u r time in appreciating mush’s era. I would like to point out few things that u have mentioned. The Lal Masjid/Wana/Waziristan ( Story ) whatever military operations and decisions he made was truly in favour of pak. if mush had refused for operation in waziristan then what do you think would have happened ??? any Idea? let me tell you Americans would have used their air force and that’s for sure. and pak would not have any choice whatsoever except to start saying that ” America should respect pak’s sovereignty ” and will America stop their air force? No.. No way… and that’s exactly what’s happening in pak. Brother we should have to think logically. we have to think from mind not from heart. The person who holds President’s chair, has to make such decisions which a lay man would think is not correct for pak but in reality it is because a lay man dont know in what situation/conditions the president has made such decisions.
    if mush was the only reason which affected pak badly or due to him pak was going in wrong direction then look at the current situation in pak. What’s happening now? has everything is now in perfect position? is every institution is performing far better than what it was performing in the time of Mush’s. See where the $ is right now. see where is our GDP now. Look at the Law and security situation.
    I strongly believe Mush was the only leader who was sincere to our country. and by loosing him I have lost hope for pak to grow.
    Look at the personality of our current president who cant even spell word “Strength”…
    do you think such a person can take pakistan to a much better position?
    do you think the currect gov can make lay man’s life easier?
    Do you think the current minister for finance who sleeps while PM addresses at National Assembly can do well for pak’s economy?
    do you know any single thing from the current govt which has helped pak’s economy or law and security situation ???

    Waiting for your reply

  18. September 25, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    @ Waqas:

    Very well said indeed

    I would also like to add his meeting/conversation with Sarah Palin.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/24/palin.pakistan/

    Bloody hell, this is our country’s President 😛

    Seriously the situation is getting worst day by day and everyone is losing hopes. Almost every business is declining, People have stopped sending foreign exchange, nobody is ready to invest in PK, and according to couple of surveys currently PK is the most unsecured company in the world.

    Lets just start saying ‘wrong’ is wrong and ‘right’ is right.

    stainless Haseeb
    Proud Pakistani

  19. AamirRaz said,

    December 12, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    If your home’s dirty, will you allow me to take control of it for I think that I’m better than you. Will you? No, you wont. You’d have it as: It’s my home, and howsoever i keep it, it’s my problem. Why should I allow you to grab it no matter what?

    I dont agree, but, as you said: it’s your opinion 🙂
    -Peace

  20. June 18, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Its been long time i logged in on my blog, that’s why replying you late.

    I don’t exactly get it in which context you are talking about.

    But i would say it depends on the scenario. If my home is dirty and i can seek any professionals help/assistance i might get it. But here the situation is different we are dirty but we are also making our neighbors dirty. I hope you got the clarity.

    Cheers!


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