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Musharraf’s Favor to Pakistan

By Gul Raiz • Dec 2nd, 2011 • Category: Politics • 9 Comments

First read this news item:

According to a western diplomat, the former dictator and the then President General Pervez Musharraf, during one of his meetings with US officials, had deemed it proper to convey it to the Americans what Pakistan possessed and how the country’s nuclear scientists had secured the defence of Pakistan. The diplomatic source said that New Delhi also knows what Pakistan has produced and what is really unmatched. The Indians got this source said and believed that Musharraf intentionally conveyed this to the Americans so that the country is not treated by the US like Afghanistan and Iraq Pakistan is neither a signatory to NPT nor CTBT, however, it has unilaterally decided to use its nuclear programme only as deterrence against any foreign aggression.

Now does the above lines tell you something? Isn’t it enough to make people believe that Musharraf was the best thing ever happened to Pakistan and he was the true patriot who knew how to leverage the Pakistani position and how to get benefits for Pakistan while securing it?

I wish fervently that somebody would see the light from this and would believe in Musharraf and would join my prayer that Musharraf comes back and rule this country again.

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  1. @ Gul Raiz •
    That was the story By Ansar Abbasi using “sources” and “wikipedia” to talk about Pakistan making “extraordinary progress by developing one of the world’s smartest nuclear tactical devices”.
    Musharraf leaked so called sensitive matter to US Officials? Mansoor Ijaz again???
    Anyway, will it make any sense having nukes now Pakistan gone silent after NATO attacks?

  2. Musharraf had many good qualities and his government at the begining was relatively less corrupt then the current bunch. However the ideal of democracy and the people’s right to choose must be paramount.

    If the people of Pakistan choose to have Musharraf as their next ruler then so be it but there should be no short circuiting the ballot box. It is for Musharraf to present his case, it if for people like the author of this article, who support him, to campaign for him and then it is for all of us to respect the people’s choice and allow them to govern.

  3. We want Musharraf and his team back into power and we wish he will send back all these crook politicians back to their den once again and re-start his development program again.

    Musharraf bashing has suddenly acquired a renewed hype in the media -more in the electronic than the print – ever since he announced entering into Pakistan politics. The interested parties and their cronies are busy day and night in slinging mud upon him and his ‘dictatorial’ rule of nine years. Use of negative superlatives like “not at all”, “nothing what so ever”, “ruination of the entire economy” etc. are being used profusely, incorrectly and illogically more because of a fad than fact.. Ironically, some of the saner element, intellectuals and knowledgeable too have succumbed to the propaganda and lost sight of the realilty.
    No doubt Musharraf made mistakes – some blunders, but to say that nothing at all positive for Pakistan was achieved by him and his regime, is unfair.

    Following are, therefore, just to recount some of his achievements:-
    (List is a little long but please DO read if you have the heart to know real facts and are blessed with a fair conscience)
    Basic comparison of 1999 and 2007
    Pak Economy in 1999 was: $ 63 billion
    Pak Economy in 2007 is: $ 160 billion
    GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in 1999: $ 270 billion
    GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in 2007: $ 475.5 billion
    GDP per Capita in 1999: $ 200
    GDP per Capita in 2007: $ 1000
    Pak revenue collection 1999: Rs. 305 billion
    Pak revenue collection 2007/08: Rs. 1002 billion
    Pak Foreign reserves in 1999: $ 700 million
    Pak Foreign reserves in 2007: $ 17 billion
    Pak Exports in 1999: $ 7.5 billion
    Pak Exports in 2007: $ 18.5 billion
    Textile Exports in 1999: $ 5.5 billion
    Textile Exports in 2007: $ 11.2 billion
    KHI stock exchange 1999: $ 5 billion at 700 points
    KHI stock exchange 2007: $ 70 billion at 15,000 points
    Foreign Direct Investment in 1999: $ 1 billion
    Foreign Direct Investment in 2007: $ 8.5 billion
    Debt servicing 1999: 65% of GDP
    Debt servicing 2007: 26% of GDP
    Poverty level in 1999: 34%
    Poverty level in 2007: 24%
    Literacy rate in 1999: 45%
    Literacy rate in 2007: 53%
    Pak Development programs 1999: Rs. 80 billion
    Pak Development programs 2007: Rs. 520 billion
    Under Musharraf\’s vision
    1. 9 world class Engineering universities being developed and 18 Public universities already developed.
    2. Public sector institutions have increased from 110,267 (in 1999) to Become Private sector institutions have increased from 36,096 (in 1999) to become 81,103 (in 2006).
    3. PAK is 3rd best in world Banking profitability.
    4. PAK IT industry now values around $2 billion, including $1 billion exports and employs around 90,000 professionals.
    5. CNG sector has attracted over $70 billion investment in last 5 years; and created 45,000 jobs.
    6. Telecom sector attracted around $10 billion in investment and created above 1.3 million jobs.
    7. Industrial Parks are being setup throughout the country for the first time! M3 estate, Sunder industrial estate, Chakri, etc.
    8. Major Mega projects like the Saindak, Rekodiq, Marble production, Coal production and Mining & Quarrying are being pursued.
    9. In 2006, GDP growth is 6%. Earlier in 1999 was 3.5%.
    10. Foreign Reserves from $700 million to $17 bn.
    11. KHI stock market: from 700 points to 15,000 points.
    12. Literacy rate improved by 11%.
    13. Poverty decreased by 10%.
    14. He made 4 dams: Mirani, Subakzai, Gomalzam, Khurram, Tangi dams. Biggest of them Bhasha Started
    15. 7 Motorways completed or under construction: M1, M3,M4, M8, M9, M10, M11.
    16. Six major highways under construction.
    17. GWADAR advance mega Sea port developed under his vision!
    18. 650 km Coastal highway constructed.
    19. Historic 100% increase in Tax collection of Rs 1 trillion.
    20. Large scale manufacturing is 30 year high, and Construction activity is 17 year high.
    21. Newly found World class copper- gold deposits in Chagai will fetch $600million per year.
    22. A new Oil refinery with UAE will fetch $5 billion & will process 300,000oil barrels a day.
    23. Industrial sector registered 26% growth.
    24. PAK in 1999 was a $63 billion economy; and now 2006 it\’s $160 billion economy! PAK economy is now the 3rd fastest growing economy after China & India .
    Education under Musharraf Era
    25. In 1999-2000 there were 31 Public Universities. Now 2005- 2006 there are49 Public Universities. Under Musharraf 20 NEW UNIVERSITIES SET UP!
    26. Air University (established 2002)
    27. Institute of Space technology, ISB (established 2002)
    28. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University , Quetta (established 2004)
    29. University of Science & Technology, Bannu (established 2005)
    30. University of Hazara (founded 2002)
    31. Malakand university, Chakdara (established 2002)
    32. Malakand university, Chakdara (established 2002
    33. University of Gujrat (established 2004)
    34. Virtual University of Pak, Lahore (established 2002)
    35. Sarhad University of IT, Peshawar (established 2001)
    36. National Law University , ISB (2007)
    37. Media University , ISB (2007) etc.
    38. University of Education , Lahore (2002)
    39. Lasbella University of Marine Sciences, Baluchistan (2005)
    40. Baluchistan University of IT & Management, Quetta (2002), etc.

    Pakistan now has a total of 245,682 Educational institutions in all categories, including 164,579 (i.e. 67 percent) in the Public sector and 81,103 (i.e. 100 percent) in the private sector, reports the National Education Census (NEC-2005). The census — jointly conducted by the Ministry of Education, the Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM) and the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) – reveals that the number of private-sector institutions has increased from 36,096
    in 1999-2000 to 81,103 in 2005, i.e. by 100 per cent.
    A record of more than 5000 Pakistani doing PhD\’s in foreign countries on scholarship While 300 PhD\’s are producing every year locally whose number was just 20 in 1999. This number will increase to 500 in 2008.
    Total 99,319 Educational Institutions (Public & Private) have increased in Musharraf era!

    P.S. Kindly note it is not an effort to promote Musharraf for a come back. It is just to call a spade a spade. He MUST not come back, especially if he has to keep the company of ANY politicians (ANY politician). A pure and simple Presidential form of government would suit him if he can manage one some how. Neither is he (or any soldier) suited to this kind of mockery of a democracy nor is such a democracy suited to this country. The system must change and not, as they say, the faces only.
    Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
    Westridge 1
    Rawalpindi 46000

  4. To blame Musharraf for all the ailments of our nation will be most unjust….and by doing so—we would be following the ill designed line of PML(N) that they know that by Musharraf ‘s reincarnation… at least this party will find its ambition turned to ashes.

    In a way it’s fair to say that man budged to a one single US threatening roar… but point may be that what else could have been done … if others were there in his place.

    To our horror we find that—to what avail is the present democratic setup… that there is not an iota of change in the pace in our policies in respect of our savage exterminator friend US that Musharraf has set then.

  5. Whatever this POOR & IGNORED Nation has been FACING now-a-days - this is Just Because of this —”American Slave - namely — MUSHARRAFF.” And for this Usman Ahmad — Look at these American & NATO donkeys, after having got defeated by Beloved Taliban/Al-Qaida — they are now murmuring to take on a Nuclear Power Pakistan. Dear duffer Yanks Usman Ahmad, let the dust of your defeat by Taliban settle down before you go for another misadventure.

    *AAL = American As* Li*kers
    *PM – G: Prime Minister – Gillani

    *PM – G: Molk – Mein – Adalti – Yah- Fauji – Koo- Nahi – Ho-Sak-Ta-
    Qaum -Ko-Maloom -*AAL-Kay- Kaisay - Danda – Charaiya -Ja-Sak-Ta-

  6. Don’t forget that it was Musharaf’s ill concieved decision to involve Pakistan in USA’s war on terror that has brought our country to the brink of disaster.

  7. If Musharraf was in power Pakistan would be much more better position economically to meet present challenges.
    @Talat, Whoever was in power during that time would have decided the same thing even Musharraf took longer to come to the decision; go through the old newspapers.

  8. I 101% agree with you and wish he comes by back either with the help of establishment or by any other means.

  9. The problem has been that Pakistan never formulated an independent foreign policy.

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