Tribune Take: Musharraf's physical absence causes low turnout at rally

Tribune Take discusses the significance of the fact that Musharraf wasn't physically present at the rally.

Mahawish Rezvi January 09, 2012

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at former president Pervez Musharraf's political rally in Karachi.

Salman Siddiqui, The Express Tribune‘s correspondent based in Karachi discusses the significance of the fact that Musharraf wasn't physically present at the rally, eventually contributing to the low turn out. In his opinion, it was a weak start to Musharraf's political ambitions.

Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan said on Monday that the former president will be arrested from the airport when he returns. Siddiqui says that such threats by the Pakistan Peoples Party(PPP) is just payback for the days when Musharraf was in power and had refused to gaurantee late Prime Minster Benazir Bhutto's safety.

Read Salman Siddiqui's articles here.

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atiqa odho | 10 years ago | Reply

there were more than 500000 people on the rally, you guys must be crazy to say there was low turnout!! Musharraf Khappay!!! sab se pehle APML!!! Now dear tribune, "Take that!!"

Farz | 10 years ago | Reply Question Mr. Professional: Did Imran Khan start his political career with as big as Musharraf way back in 90s or be it late 2000s? The answer is NO! Give APML credit where they deserve. Get out of biased reporting.
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