Pervez Musharraf should worry about himself rather about Israel
January 9th, 2012 by Faisal Farooq | 4 Comments |
Former president, General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, who favored the recognition of Israel, should not worry about her rather more about himself. His demand shows that he had no concerns with desires of the Pakistanis.
The former military dictator, who ruled the country for nine years, did not take this action in his regime. Even he was the first leader who participated in a ceremony organized by World Jewish Congress (WJC).
It is unclear that either he was afraid of Pakistani people or he realized the unprincipled nature of the move. While interviewing to Haaretz, an Israeli daily, he spoke in the favor of recognition to Israel, terming it adjuvant step for Pakistan.
Although his remarks will have gone down well with US lobbies, it was quite insulting for the Palestinian citizens.
At the same time, this view would please the Israeli audience because a former leader of one of the largest Muslim countries spoke about their recognition. Apparently, his remarks show that he has same viewpoint as he was in the past.
These remarks will further decline the image of the former dictatorial president in the country. According to the reports, he is making a comeback in the country by the end of January 2012.
He was out of the country for last three years because he fears that he will be apprehended on his arrival. The former military chief is proclaimed offender in cases which include the murder of Benazir Bhutto and Nawab Akbar Bugti.
Although legal aides of Musharraf filed applications to the courts, the FIA (Federal Investigative Agency) Prosecutor of the Benazir Bhutto case clarified that he would be held on arrival.
He is thinking about participating in the upcoming elections but he should reconsider his comeback. He would have observed the garner support of Imran Khan’s PTI which he was seeking for his party.
Upon his arrival, if he is liable to be handcuffed, he may not able to contest the next general polls.
Although Pakistan will become a laughingstock in case of his arrestment, he will be the real sufferer. General Pervez Musharraf, if he really wants to contest elections, should care the feelings of Pakistani people.
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