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Musharraf Says Things Are OK In Pakistan

Despite being rebuffed by the people of Pakistan in recent parliamentay elections, Pesident Musharraf insists his nation’s economy is booming and the fight to end terrorism is succeeding. He urged opposition parties to cease their political games and focus on governing the country. “A country where there is only politicking for the next five years cannot move forward.” The president was particularly angry at those who insisted Pakistan would not have a fair election, and they should be held accountable for allegations against his desire for democratic processes to be followed. Musharraf expressed scorn for those who seek to create a sense of despondency by talking on television or writing articles in newspapers which attack him. “Such people must be excommunicated from society. The media too must show responsibility as it is their duty not to let the nation get demoralized.”

President Musharraf still does not grasp that making statements to “excommuncate” those who oppose him is what got him in trouble in the first place. He has yet to completely restore the judiciary who were removed from office. Until he accepts the rule of law, things will not be OK in Pakistan.

Musharraf–You Must Go, Demand New Pakistan Leaders

Pakistan People’s Party(PPP) co-chairman, Asif Zadari, and Nawaz Sharif, chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, demanded that President Musharraf step down after their resounding victory in Pakistan’s election. Nawaz commented: “Musharraf had said he would quit when the people told him so. The people have now given their verdict,” depart the stage of leadership is their message. Zadari promised the issue of Musharraf’s resignation would be presented to the new Parliament in order to seek action on this demand. The PPP gained the largest vote total, but Zardari insisted his party would cooperate with other political leaders to form a broad coalition which will institute changes. “We will work with all democratic forces, all those who secured victory.”

The new coalitioin will demand restoration of judges who were sacked by President Musharraf and release of any lawyers imprisoned by the government. Zardarti said he wanted a UN led investigation into the murder of his wife, Benazir Bhutto. There are 35 seats in Parliament still to be decided, 29 are to be filled by women and 9 by non-Muslims. After those are determined, the PPP should have about 88 seats in Parliament.

Musharraf Beefs Up His US Image

Pakistan’s President Musharraf has decided since overhauling the corrupt aspects of his government are simply too difficult to handle, that it might be preferable attempting an end run around the situation by focusing on image building. He apparently has concluded his image in America is a more vital component of success than actually confronting issues dealing with reform of education or the insurgent northwest region. Musharraf already has a $55,000 a month contract with Van Scoyon Associates that is designed to improve his American image. He just added Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide at $45,000 a month to ensure the American government and public know
about his gallant fight to eliminate terrorism and extend democracy to his nation.

In the real world of politics, it isn’t what you do that counts, it is what people believe you did that is important. President Musharraf has certainly learned what to do in America to ensure the success he boasts about at least is reported on the six o’clock news.