Musharraf and our Hypocrisy

3 Jan

Five words: Musharraf is not a coward. You can call him whatever you want but none of us have a right to call him a coward. I am neither his supporter nor am I advocating his defence. I’m merely pointing out the hypocrisy that pervades our society. On Twitter, we have Bilawal Bhutto calling Musharraf a coward, expressing his disgust at the fact that this man once wore the uniform of our Armed Forces. What I really want to tell Bilawal is that his mum once signed a deal with this man he’s calling a coward. I want to remind him of a time in Pakistan’s history when his daddy presented 200 fake medical certificates to avoid the courts. And then I want to hold open Bilawal’s eyes, which have been blinded by his arrogance, to show him where he lives: in a fort away from the people of Pakistan. He lives behind a wall. He gives speeches from behind bullet proof glass. Bilawal Bhutto, i’d say it takes a coward to know one.

We’re well aware that the Saudi Foreign Minister will be arriving on the 6th of this month (January). It all smells too familiar – after all the brave Sharif family also stayed… no wait, got that wrong. The Sharif family ran away to Saudi Arabia, didn’t they? I was still quite young then so I could be wrong but i’m fairly certain that’s how it went down. And now this family has the audacity to make remarks about Musharraf who came back of his own will to face the music. If that isn’t hypocrisy, I fail to understand the concept.

So before we go on, in all our fervour and excitement, bashing Musharraf and calling him a coward, let us introspect just a tiny bit. He may be a lot of things, but he isn’t a coward. And if we really want those who violate the Constitution to be punished, why focus entirely on a non-elected leader? Are we not a democratic country? Why are the Sharifs, Zardaris and Altaf Hussains of Pakistan allowed to roam free while we grab an ex-Army General and drag him through the mud. You want a fresh start for Pakistan where law and order is upheld? Observe Article 25 of the very Constitution you’re defending – all citizens are equal. If Musharraf goes on trial, so should the rest. In fact, since they’re “democratically elected,” i’d say they owe an even greater explanation to the people of this country.

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48 Responses to “Musharraf and our Hypocrisy”

  1. OMER January 3, 2014 at 6:31 am #

    One of the Best, Seriously. respect Maam! πŸ™‚

  2. Kamal Jafri January 3, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    Well written, agree 100%.

  3. sharafatalee January 3, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    It is first time I 100% agree with your opinion. I am not advocating Musharraf anyway.
    Well written πŸ™‚

  4. Tabraiz Marri January 3, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    One reason i believe that Musharraf will not be put to trial is because of the very reason you mentioned in the last paragraph i.e. it would open a pandora box and all those who in any way assisted the acts of Pervaiz Musharraf will have to bear the brunt. Those would be the “Holy Cows” of Pakistan. So, Musharraf is just an excuse for diverting attention from serious issues facing the country today, a source of TRPs for media and a source of popular politics for likes of Bilawal Bhutto, who as you rightly stated, lives behind a wall of illusions.

    • Syed Mumtazuddin Ahmed January 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

      Musharraf’s name and with that the name of the Pakistan Army has already been sullied. This is a continuing attempt to degrade and demoralize the Pakistan Armed Forces. On that October day in 1999 when the Corp Commanders of the Pakistan Army revolted against his replacement as COAS by the Prime Minister, Musharraf was on board a civil airliner returning to Pakistan that had been denied entry to Pakistan airspace and running low on fuel. If the present Government had the guts it would have started by corralling all the then Corp Commanders and the CGS at GHQ and Brigadier Salahuddin Satti who was commanding the Brigade that secured the PM house where the Sharifs were hiding. If Musharraf were an Awan, or a Janjua or came from some other large tribe, no civilan government would have the courage to touch him. But since he was born in Delhi and his parents migrated to Pakistan at Partition, he is being seen as expendable.

  5. Ali January 3, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    Agreed, his era is better than PPP and PMLN

  6. Amir January 3, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    A nice overview of the current mess our state is in, still have a long way to go Imaan but def on the right path you are πŸ™‚

  7. Salman Kayani January 3, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    its Bilawal Zardari not bhutto… next time be careful…. plus…. this shows how saud family is deep rooted in pakistani politics just becasue of the sectarian politics… when will we as a nation come out of this salavry mode only god knows…

    I think giving mush a save exist will only dampen army image and that should not happen… back door diplomacy from army should happen and clear mush from the case with minimal of punishment…

    long live pakistan and may allah provide some sense to pakistani politicians

    • Ishtiaq A. January 4, 2014 at 8:45 am #

      But why only Musharraf’s trail and turn a blind eye toward the aides and abettors which itself is against the constitution !!!

  8. fatimamuzaffarahmed January 3, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    I loved your post. All of your posts, actually. We need more people like you! You’re definitely my ideal blogger, love your writing, and your thoughts. πŸ™‚

  9. Hassan January 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    Mom was jealoused of BB, and daughter envy charm n fame of Bilawal. Your article is mumbling not concrete argument, I wonder what you are learning abroad. Law ain’t ur subject.

  10. Mahsheed Murad Wahid January 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    True he is not a coward , he is a fighter ! The one who took Pakustan to amazing heights !

  11. Saifullah January 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    agreed………..

  12. Mohammed Rafi January 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    straight from the heart….great ! The truth is bound rebound , that is God’s law of retribution

  13. Muhammad Ali January 3, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Agar Musharraf na hota tou kia hota….Usse ne tou apne kamzoor kandhon par iss mulk ko utha rakha hai,,, Kiyun ge?…..Grow up! and stop living in the so-called era of enlightenment of Bushrraf,…They all are gone now….
    Billo Rani ke baat bhi theek hai, jaise chor chor ko pehchanta hai, isse liye agar kise ke Buzdili ka “Fatwa” lena ho tou Billo Rani se rajo karain…..(Han Imran Khan is an exceptional case, he has already proved , how brave he is…)

  14. bilal January 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    If Bilawal wants to prove himself to be ultra brave and Gen Musharraf to be a coward then maybe he should go through commando training for just one day and spend a day on LOC without saying “mummy daddy plz help me” then we should give some consideration to him

    • dr sarfraz January 5, 2014 at 5:39 am #

      ha ha h a ha ha ha great

  15. Nazleen January 3, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    I loved your post. Ghaddar BHUTTO family.

  16. komal January 3, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    yes you are right.Musharraf is a brave and loyal man

    • komal January 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

      further no individual has right to say something nonsense about our military. pak military must take drastic action against those ppls who are doing such practice.

  17. khalidmurad1 January 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    In fact none of us should pay any heed to what this cross breed had said about Musharraf. Media should have shown maturity and not broad cast such filth. Keeping in view the back ground of Zardari X Bhutta and further tracking the ‘spermatozoa’ down to Nusrat Bhutta, an Iranian nude stage dancer, how do you expect decency and mannerism from this out product of filth? Sorry for such remarks, but these are the facts. Whenever these chaps have come in power, loot, plunder, hooliganism, reversed management had been at the peak.

    • dr sarfraz January 5, 2014 at 5:41 am #

      khalid saab thanks for bold and true remarks

  18. Zawar Haider Abidi January 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    Imaan; I like your article and admire your guts for speaking the truth.
    Zawar Haider Abidi

  19. marina January 3, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    I 100% agree with u! What surprises me is the Pakistani people, they want musharraf to pay for saving Pakistan but not these politicians to pay for destroying it! I mean why isn’t zardari answerable for doing nothing for Pakistan in the last 5 years?

  20. sadaf rehman January 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    Yes yoy are right admin keep it up.I along with u and our national heero sir Musharaf Allah pak give him good health

  21. aafat January 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    B loody B ugger of a Z ilch

  22. immortal_soloist January 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    An excellent read. We need more sensible people like you in this country.

    The real traitors are the ones who are placing Pervez Musharraf on the trial.

    They are all liars,cheats and 100% corrupt. To place sir Pervez Musharraf on such a trial is not only a joke but also an insult to an honest and a genuinely patriotic man.

    He saved Pakistan strategically,he fought 3 wars for this country and gave this country immense prosperity in every sector.

    Anyone who is sincere to Pakistan is a traitor in the eyes of the majority,this is the sad reality of our nation.

    • Mujeeb Awan January 5, 2014 at 12:29 am #

      dear have you had any chance to watch the interviews of his era’s generals? if not then please watch.
      countries are build with democratic approach rather dictator approach.

  23. Syed Haider H. Shah January 3, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    An extract from the Constitution of Pakistan in response to ex-President Gen. (Retd.) Musharraf’s trial for imposing Emergency Rule on 3rd November, 2007

    Part X: Emergency Provisions

    Article 232 – Proclamation of emergency on account of war, internal disturbance, etc. If the President is satisfied that a grave emergency exists in which the security of Pakistan, or any part thereof, is threatened by war or external aggression, or by internal disturbance beyond the power of a Provincial Government to control, he may issue a Proclamation of Emergency

    Article 236 – Revocation of Proclamation, etc. The validity of any Proclamation issued or Order made under this Part shall not be called in question in any court.

    • Mujeeb Awan January 5, 2014 at 12:20 am #

      if that situation exists then otherwise there was elected government and he was having ambush at KarGel boarder ? I dont know but had few chances to watch his era’s generals interviews.
      we have a policy of forgiveness but only operates for culprits?

  24. Wajih Ur Rehman January 3, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    Musharraf had lot of allies at the time of power and all of them have left. So he is alone now and everyone has assumed the right to call him whatever they want including his ex-allies.

    This itself a sign of coward who always pick the weaker one or the one who is alone and isolated.

    Personally, I have great respect for Musharraf who has done so much for this country. He did whatever was necessary. Balawal Bhutto does not even know what bravery is. He just post which is advised.

  25. Zee January 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    I am neither a supporter of Musharraf nor a basher, but he lost the last shred of respect I had for him. I DO think he is coward. And being a citizen of Pakistan, I have the right to call him a coward. He was a general and leader of armed forces and I (being a taxpayer) paid him to protect us. I do not know if he faked a heart attack or actually suffering from one. Either way, a soldier should not be afraid of gallows. I am disappointed in him. I do agree with you in pointing out hypocrisy of Bilawal in calling Musharraf coward. he has no right to call Musharraf coward. I think bill is living in his own custom made utopia where he is being told the selective history by daddy and friends.

    About Zardaris, Sharifs and Altaf hussain – there is one fundamental difference. they are/were elected (no matter how flawed the election process is). When we elect some one, we as citizens give power to make decisions to that someone on our behalf. So if NS or Zardari or MQM make a wrong decision or do corruption, we as a nation are responsible for their acts. we gave these individual power to do what they are doing. Should they be held accountable for their crimes and corruptions, Yes, by due process of law. But I disagree with your view that “all or none” should go to trial. Musharraf should be dragged through mud so that next time generals have second thoughts before toppling constitution.

    No doubt Musharraf was a better administrator than our current lot of politician – but he was not elected. Our nation never gave legal right to him to make decision on our behalf. I actually agree with many policies of Musharraf (at least what he did in early years), but I still think he should be tried in court of law.

    • kevin January 4, 2014 at 3:28 am #

      Bilawal Bhutto very unfortunate Product of beauty and corruption. What he says is expected from a child with the ingredients which his father and mother poured together.
      He is a bird who beeks as his father.The poor guy don’t know who murder his sweet mother.Some one has to tell him that its your so called father is responsible for this murder.

    • Nomi January 4, 2014 at 4:40 am #

      I have no idea may I laugh on u or not.
      1. If bilawal has no rights to tell him coward so who the hell r u to told him coward…
      2 if zardari takla party or mqm have right to take decision and we citizen are responsible so if sir Musharraf take decision to then we r also with him. U stupid just back off

    • Syed Mumtazuddin Ahmed January 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

      “About Zardaris, Sharifs and Altaf hussain – there is one fundamental difference. they are/were elected (no matter how flawed the election process is). When we elect some one, we as citizens give power to make decisions to that someone on our behalf. So if NS or Zardari or MQM make a wrong decision or do corruption, we as a nation are responsible for their acts.” Hah! This is laughable. Why would I or any other person be responsible for the plunder (corruption, is too mild a word) perpetuated by the Zardaris and the Sharifs, unless of course I benefited from their plunder. And no, neither did the nation as a whole benefit from the fruits of their plunder and so they are not responsible, not one iota. The Zradaris and the Sharifs have to hang for their own deeds.

    • Mujeeb Awan January 5, 2014 at 12:14 am #

      Wonderful thoughts keep it up. people admiring army rulers are either very naive or need more study about democratic societies.

  26. fahad January 4, 2014 at 12:08 am #

    great post by you

  27. The Tale Of Bitter Truth January 4, 2014 at 1:12 am #

    Reblogged this on The Tale Of Bitter Truth.

  28. Raheel Exile January 4, 2014 at 2:36 am #

    Nice One !

  29. Alister Anthony January 4, 2014 at 3:57 am #

    I have a very strong feeling that the Pak Army is still behind Musharraf, Bilawal who the hell cares what ever he says, he is just a show off don’t take him seriously` like father like son

  30. zlfkr January 4, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Well said brother, i am totally agree… PM is not a coward, he is brave enough for keeping aside of recent ethnic politician and gov.

  31. Adi Viccaji January 4, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    HYENAS only approach a dying TIGER.

  32. Muhammad Nisar Memon January 4, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    I do agree with you personally I have great respect for Pervaiz Musharraf, no doubt he is honest, sincere, and a good adminstrator, what ever he did, he did for the sake of our country, since 1947 I have come to know that those who are sincere they are called traitors and those who are selfish change his loyalty (LOTAAS) are real democrates secondly I may say that he is not a son of soil that is why he is treated like this.

  33. Syed Mumtazuddin Ahmed January 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I agree with your five words. I would also go the extra 9 yards to plead that Musharraf – not that I am related to him or have benefited in any way from him – is no traitor, he did not commit any treachery and he cannot be tried for treason. For if a person goes successfully through the training at the PMA, joins the SSG, leads them into battle in Kargil, sees action in Somalia and Bosnia and then through the Army’s various courses, training programs and regimen becomes the Chief of the Army Staff, he should definitely not be a coward, nor a traitor,otherwise there is something horribly wrong with us and our system of governance.

    Let him without sin cast the first stone! The Zardaris and the Sharifs are drowning in sin. They have no moral ground to challenge Musharraf.

  34. dr sarfraz January 5, 2014 at 4:03 am #

    excellent and very true

  35. S.M.Arshad January 5, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    HAQ KO PAHCHANO AUR INSAF KI HIMAYT KARO KIYON KE QANOON E QUDRAT HAI AGR TUM APNI AULAD KE SATH BHI INSAF NAHI KARO GE TO WOH BHI TUMKO CHHOD DE GI – HAMNE NA INSAFI KI TO PAKISTAN BUT GAYA.
    PERVEZ MUSHARRAF HAQ AUR INSAF PE CHALNE WALA SACHCHA PAKISTANI SEPAHI HAI.USNE JO KUCH KIYA MULK O QOUM KI BEHTRI KE LIYE KIYA – MULK O QOUM AAEEN SE BHI ZIYADA MUQADDAM AUR AHMIYAT KE HAMIL HAIN.
    PERVEZ MUSHARRAF ZINADABAD – PAKISTAN PAINDABAD.

  36. Salman Qureshi February 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    Hm inshallah Qomi salamti k liye agr Qaid tor kr bhi Musharraf ko bahar nikalna para tw karengay.Because we cannot tolerate no more talibanization.

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