Over the sixty years the nation has suffered under thirty years of military misrule and kleptocracy.
Things went from bad to worse in the late 70’s. The Russians set up shop north of the border and the
The malign neglect of
At least he had supported the general until it became painfully clear that Musharraf had zero popular support.
But Musharraf has been too clever by a half. George W .Bush looked absolutely furious at his statement. It is no great mystery where that anger may be directed at. Look for Pervez to get no love from the Texan at all. In the short run the ex-general may hold on to power but in the long run look for him to retire “so as to spend more time with his family” The real question is what follows Musharraf now that Bhutto is no longer with us. Nawaz Sharif is tainted by both his Saudi connections and his rabid support for A.Q. Khan's Islamic bomb. Sharif was knee deep in all sorts of proliferation while at the helm of the Pakistani state. The PPP is now leaderless and the most of the secular reformers are beat down, beat up, and disorganized. That leaves the field to the Taliban wanna-bes.
But that is the least of