Musharraf and Twitter

Published: December 20, 2011

KARACHI: This is with reference to your news item titled “Musharraf to be back in January”. After reading it, I changed my status on Twitter to “Pervez Musharraf announces return in January 2012”. Unaware of the power of global technology, I came back on Twitter around an hour later, only to be bombarded with a list of notifications. Within a span of 60 minutes or so, 775 people had re-tweeted my status — and most of those who did were between the ages of 18-29.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that such a vast number of people share my views about Pervez Musharraf. I’ve always believed that what Pakistan needs the most during these critical times is a man not only fluent in politics but also well-versed in military tactics. Clearly, I am not alone.

Those who have doubted that Musharraf would return to Pakistan may be in for a surprise. And those who think that there is a decline in his support need to think again.

Zoya Gulzar

Published in The Express Tribune, December 21st, 2011.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Dr. Who!
    Dec 21, 2011 - 1:45AM

    “Pakistan needs the most during these critical times is a man not only fluent in politics but also well-versed in military tactics.”
    Like gen mush, The Brilliant Tactician of Kargil?
    “Clearly, I am not alone.” Sadly you are not!Recommend

  • Dr. Who!
    Dec 21, 2011 - 1:47AM

    Didn’t know Mush created Twitter?
    What a pleasant surprise!!!


  • Mohammad
    Dec 21, 2011 - 5:55PM

    Yes, you are absolutely correct… there is vast majority who support Gen. Musharraf – he is well versed in international relations as well as sincere to the people of Pakistan. We wish him best of luck and always support him and those who have good intention for Pakistan and its people.


  • Dec 21, 2011 - 7:24PM

    one thing we all know that in musharaf goverment there is no such financial crisis in the country,thats we facing in these days


  • Zafar
    Dec 21, 2011 - 8:59PM

    Musharraf is the best leader Pakistan ever had.


  • Shahid Kureshi
    Dec 21, 2011 - 9:34PM

    Musharraf Zindabad, Pakistan Paindabad.


  • Sahar Sherwani
    Dec 21, 2011 - 10:18PM

    Not just well versed in military tactics he is the only smart mind that knows how to use americans’ instructions in national favor, and he very well know when to straight look in the eyes of americans and say “No, thats not in my country’s favor”, if he was a dictator (most of the people think) m not ashamed of saying such dictator is far far better than those democrats who take dictation from america… We badly need leaders like Musharraf sahab at this point of time..!!


  • Dec 21, 2011 - 11:18PM

    Ms Zoya, you are definitely not alone. Mark my words :)


  • Dec 22, 2011 - 12:15AM

    He is still very much part of the problem of unaccountability and Pakistani failed thinking and leadership despite his short-term financial stop gap, and short-term stability, at least in Karachi. He still left the country in dire straits.

    The moment he went from ‘hum’ to ‘mein’ during his tenure, it all unraveled due to his high handedness against certain citizens and judiciary. Corruption and nepotism would only be on the down low, but never eradicated, and used for personal, corporate and institutional benefit.

    He was still complacent on militancy, and ignored some groups, such as the case of Haqqani Sahib. Even on Omar Saeed Sheikh, the Daniel Pearl kidnapper, he outright lied in his biography and outrageously suggested the provable former ISI strategic asset and religious patriot proxy militant was an MI-6 agent that went rogue.

    He may have been relatively or marginally better than the current corrupt lot, but he would provide little relief and offer no long-term solution as he did last time.


  • Dec 22, 2011 - 1:14AM

    Honesty + Vision + Courage + Patriotism = Pervez Musharraf


  • hamza khan
    Dec 23, 2011 - 9:54AM

    @Dr. Who!:

    president musharraf was not the tactician behind kargil. yes, he played a major role. if you were to read the actual story behind kargil you would know the operation was planned flawlessly. it was nawaz sharif that ran to the US, jeapordizing the sacrifices the army had made. Recommend

  • Dr Kamran
    Dec 26, 2011 - 6:49AM

    Zoya , You are not alone!
    Musharraf means Civil + Military leadership on one page.
    He being urdu speaker and his wife punjabi, with Saif on his side he can unite us all.


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