UAE throws weight behind Musharraf

Published: December 1, 2010
Pakistan government under pressure to ‘welcome’ former president

Pakistan government under pressure to ‘welcome’ former president

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan is said to be under unprecedented pressure from the rulers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to pave the way for a safe, secure and honourable homecoming for former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

They are also said to have asked Islamabad to initiate steps to build a favourable political image of the former military dictator and ensure that upon his return home, he will not be harassed by court cases and the police.

According to an understanding reached between the UAE and Pakistan several months ago, it was decided that the Pakistani government would facilitate Musharraf’s return as soon as the two-year bar on his participation in politics ends, sources said. Official sources claimed that the pressure had already forced President Asif Ali Zardari to curtail his visits to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

This extraordinary interest of UAE rulers in Pakistan’s internal affairs, especially in Musharraf’s political future, was thrown into light once again due to UAE’s foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan’s covert visit to Islamabad within three days of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) announcement that Musharraf has been included in the investigation of former premier Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. He spent a mere 30 minutes with President Zardari before heading back home but, immediately after his visit, Interior Minister Rehman Malik told the media that the government did not intend to question Musharraf. Rehman, on November 27, categorically said that the government had not taken any decision to include Musharraf in the probe.

Earlier, a joint investigation  team of the FIA had prepared a 32-point questionnaire which was meant to be sent to the former military ruler. FIA Director-General Waseem Ahmed said that the agency wanted to record the statement of everyone who had any connection with the case.

When asked why General Musharraf was being involved in the case after the team had completed its report and submitted it to an anti-terrorism court, Ahmed said the case would remain open until all supplementary information was obtained.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2010.

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Reader Comments (173)

  • ali
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:08AM

    what a great political game is going on. even zardari cannot turn it down with his all powers. this is called the might is right. May ALLAH bless our country…Recommend

  • arbab chachar
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:16AM

    musharraf was the one pakistani ruler who tried to change our barbaric,uncivilised misogynistic society for the better,he made amendments to a barbaric,womenopressive discriminatory piect of legislation,took on the murderous,hate filled,bigoted mullahs who had illegally occupied a piece of land by erecting a minar on it.
    but on the other hand his manipulation of the political parties,mishandling of the judiciary,joining hands with the corrupt elements of our politics can’t be excused.but then corruption is a way of life in our land,the rulers who came are corrupt so are those waiting in the wings,atleast musharraf tried to bring this society of its medieval,cave man mentality.Recommend

  • Abaabeel
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:26AM

    Should we anymore celebrate 14th August 1947 as our Independence Day? We have no policy of our own and we cannot make others respect our laws and courts. It is for sure that Musharraf will be back and no court will be issuing any notice to him.Recommend

  • saad
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:39AM

    a contrast to his claim he fears nothing and no one and would return (soon), and on the other hand this foreign pressure and backing!! Recommend

  • Q
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:45AM

    Long Live Pervez MusharrafRecommend

  • vasan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:57AM

    All the Pakistani rulers current and previous have been planted there at he helm of affairs by the “Invisible foreign hand(s)” (whoever they may be) and given asylum after their turn in power and swindling by a set of different “foreign hands”. What a shame. Come on Pakistanis, start ruliing your country yourself. Dont be a vasal state anymore.Recommend

  • Madeeha
    Dec 1, 2010 - 10:03AM

    Are we not an independent state anymore? Is America,Uae going to decide who will rule our country? Then why the farce of democracy.Recommend

  • Shezad
    Dec 1, 2010 - 10:27AM

    Looking forward for Musharraf to come back soon and get things straightRecommend

  • misk
    Dec 1, 2010 - 10:37AM

    Let Musharraf come and see for himself that he is not wanted anymore by the people of Pakistan. But that is when he comes. I don’t think he is bold enough to return until we have a fair judiciary. His deeds require a punishment which is such that no one would ever dare to violate the constitution, judiciary, and play with the lives of so many muslims. He showed more loyalty to America than to his own country. In my point of view if ever he returns and contests the polls, he will see that there is no place for him in the hearts of pakistani people.Recommend

  • Malik Tabeer
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:03AM

    Ahan love it , Want to see u Back , want to work for you :) Recommend

  • faizan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:05AM

    Pakistan has seen, how the democracy is being a disastor, and btw democracy suits those countries whose masses are litrate, unlike in Pakistan where most of the votes are purchasable by the feudal lords. In my opinion in the next election, the votes should be waited on the basis of education the person have, rather then everyone having the same say.Recommend

  • kara
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:06AM

    When nations stop being nation then others decide the fate of the country….Musharaf is not a saint but he is much more better than these goons..Musharaf did commit mistakes but being a vegetable nation we should give him another chance like PPP ; PML. Recommend

  • SYED AGHA ALI Moosavi
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:10AM

    It was few of the calls given by APML ,The party of Pervez Musharraf, that proved that it is not an E-Party but also visible on the ground.Musharraf is one of the popular leader in Pakistan and now politically acknowledged forceRecommend

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 11:15AM

    I second misk. Let musharraf come and face what’s waiting for him. which is nothing but hate and a thirst for revenge only.Recommend

  • Umair Tariq
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:15AM

    Only and ONLY Mushi can control the Taliban. He is the real leader who has some vision. All others are corrupt and they are fooling public with sasti roti. I am ready to vote and support Mushi.

    JIYE MUSHI!!!!


  • Adnan Arif
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:17AM

    Jiyeeeeeeeeeeee Musharraf…..he will rule us inshALLAH….Pakistan need him back…!!
    we lov u Sir Musharraf…!Recommend

  • Ahsen Zaid
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:20AM

    Its sad to see how this article is so biast. It keeps referring to our leader Pervez Musharraf as a dictator.
    Note to editor, go get some knowledge on what a dictator is.Recommend

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 11:21AM

    We say welcome upon the coming of the General Parvez Musharraf.This time we need him.We want to get rid of PPP.He should be freely welcomed!ThanksRecommend

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 11:27AM

    Welcome Musharraf.May You live long!You are the only person who can handle this country well.Surely he should be freely welcomed.Everybody wants a change that Musharraf can bring.GEO PARVEZ MUSHARRAFRecommend

  • hasrat turi
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:32AM

    v need Chang in every thing v vl fight till last v r the eagle of pakistanRecommend

  • Yasir Imtiaz Awan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:34AM

    General Musharraf returns has an impact on international politics as many Asian countries like Musharaf. Even the wikileaks have hinted that many countries wanted General to stay.
    Let’s hope what would be the reaction when Gen. would land in pakistan. Recommend

  • JI
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:44AM

    He should have stuck to being a dictator and should have built the kalabagh dam, initiated thar coal projects, built about 500,000 schools and killed the mullahs

    maybe history would have respected him more

    he spent 4 years trying to legitimize himself while the country went in a downward spiral

    he sat on the biggest opportunity. Low interest rates, rising deposits, increased interest in foreign investment…aaaaaah. What a miss!

    he could have done so much.

    look back now, whats his legacy?

    Media? yes, he opened it up, but the tried to choke it in the end

    And now he has bad hair dye and horrible looking golden frames. Pakistani americans who have made money in subways franchises and petrol stations who still have no real base in the US and trying to bankroll him to ‘save pakistan’

    what a joke

    on a fair and square basis, he cannot win a district counselor election

    His only logical political career can emerge as the leader of MQM when altaf hussain passes on

    (Express, i hope you will publish this unedited)Recommend

  • Shahid
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:56AM

    Love to see Mr. Musharaf again as a President of Pakistan. A strong Pakistan, Civilized Pakistan, Educated Pakistan.

    May ALLAH Bless on Pakistan and People of Pakistan. Foreign Media should investigate Pakistan media matters also, they will be found a lot of corruption in Media also, How Pakistan Media is playing with honest leaders, destroying there character.

    Most of the media company owner living Luxurious life but they are not paying Tax or paying very small amount of Tax, same as Waderas, Sardars, Khans. Recommend

  • soban
    Dec 1, 2010 - 12:00PM

    Democracy is suitable, where public is literate and sensible. Recommend

  • coco
    Dec 1, 2010 - 12:12PM

    To all those who want Musharraf back… listen, KEEP DREAMING! Recommend

  • Mohammed Faysal Barai
    Dec 1, 2010 - 12:14PM

    I personally feel, that he must comeback to Pakistan in 3 or 4 months, rather than in years, bcoz, situation is terribly going worst in the country, not only in the economic ground, but in the stability level as well due to security issues. Example…….., target killings in Karachi. Trying to misuse of powers in Karachi by three major parties………. Recommend

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 12:20PM

    I think we need to have some politcal stability for the economic progress of Pakistan- once those wheels start turning and the bottom line see the results of this change, the leader who makes it happen and names corruption as the evil will be the most successful ruler for Pakistan! Whomsoever this shall be.Recommend

  • pakistani
    Dec 1, 2010 - 12:32PM

    UAE has an interest in pakistan because they want pakistan to stay in a map…otherwise these current ruler will not let pakistan survice……all of us have to open our eyes and start looking thing in ca correct manner….these current rulers are making all of us fool in the name of democracy….Musharraf has a correcter he did lot of good things for pakistan but these politican made us fool and try to hid every good thing he did.and we say lot of bad words for politicians but in election we gave them vote and allow them to loot the country..and we dont respect such a leader and a great person like President Musharraf…..some one said in comment above..that judicary is independent …my friend as much as judicary is corrupt rtie now it was never like that before,,,,, its only a power game and they dont let any good one stay around them like musharraf was good and want to do something for paksiatn look what they did to him and but these corrupt people still there…thats what we have to understand only God can help us………and inshallah God will make these muslim countries a pilor to bring our great leader back and put our contry on its high once again….good bless musharraf long live paksitan…Recommend

  • Mohammad
    Dec 1, 2010 - 12:39PM

    WELcome Sir,

    Your the best, if you rule Pakistan, this Land will the best in the world.
    WELOME AND WELCOME Musharraf.Recommend

  • Tayyab Ali
    Dec 1, 2010 - 12:41PM

    Check the power and connections of Sir Musharraf even global leaders understand and supporting him they know who is good for our country i wonder if whole nation understand this as well and give Musharraf Sab clean sweep victory in up coming elections.Recommend

    Dec 1, 2010 - 12:44PM

    Certain decisions which Musharraf made(with the consent of Chaudhris) were surely wrong but that doesnt mean everything which he had done was wrong. Infact his good deeds n good approach for the problems faced by Pakistan were far greater than his minor mistakes in that crucial time. Atleast he is 100 times better than these politicians who could just blame others for the decline and couldnt do anything else rather damaging the entire infrastructure and taking us backward by closing industries due to artificial shortage of power.
    Actually we ourself as a nation have become so corrupt that democracy is not the solution especially the kind of democracy in our country. So we need a strict dictator who could implement the laws with true ltr n spirit n drive the whole nation on right path..
    As far as involvement of foreign hand in our internal affairs is concerned that cant be stopped till we correct ourselves, coz if there is a fight going in neighbors, everyone try to poke in, just to get his share….Recommend

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 12:45PM

    Welcome Back Sir ……Recommend

  • Salim
    Dec 1, 2010 - 12:47PM

    emphasized text strong text

    Musharraf is a statesman known and respected worldwide.
    Lets do away with corrupt leaders!Recommend

  • Tilsim
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:01PM

    States that are financially dependent on the largesse of others lose sovereignty. The Arabs are deeply interefering in our affairs for decades now using the ties of money and religion. The state has taken care to involve them in every aspect and now we are seeing a natural consequence. As Pakistanis, we need to be alert and understand the implications of Pakistani state policy (which is a consistent thing) more closely. No free lunches.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:03PM

    long live Musharraf . . . God Bless our countryRecommend

  • Inshal
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:05PM

    Your the best, Gen. Musharraf . . . . God Bless PakistanRecommend

  • Salim
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:07PM

    people who are talking against musharraf, let me remind you that in his era our economy grew more than 100 percent! our per annum growth rate was 7.5%. Whats the use of democracy when we do not even feel safe going out late at night anymore. We have an inflation rate of more then 13%. People are not even able to afford 2 meals a day anymore. Is this what democracy has brought to Pakistan? whats the use of it then? PPP and Muslim league Nawaz have being in power so many times! we never recorded extraordinarily economic growth! Musharraf elevated people above the poverty line, which thanks to the current government are forced to live again below the poverty line. Musharraf’s reign helped cut down our loans to World Bank and IMF by more than half! it is because of our previous record that IMF is willing to lend us more money! Since PPP came to power, price of literally everything rose by more than 150%. It was due to Musharraf that dollar to Pakistan exchange rate was stable to 62. and now it is 85! how can u call such a man bad? i know he did do some mistakes but if PPP can be in the government 3 times and still fail than Musharraf indeed deserves another chanceRecommend

  • Faizan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:14PM

    This is best in interest of Pakistan and rest of the world that Mr. Musharraf rule the country agian for next 10 years to change the image and political situation of Pakistan. He will make Pakistan outstanding country as it was in year 2005 – 2007.
    Thank You Rulers of UAE to support progressing Pakistan. May Allah Bless you and bless this country (UAE). Recommend

  • Kehkishan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:14PM

    Now the time has come that Pakistan will see the change ….at last we will get rid of the tested ,current corrupt ,selfish ,cheap poloticians, looting the country in the name of “democracy” (not the world of Quran). We need one sincere mind to rule this country with dignity and maintain its dignity throughout the world .Welcom PM .V Love uRecommend

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 1:15PM

    The arrival of Musharraf seems inevitable now, certainly the economic impact would change from current disaster to some stability if he gets the chance to lead again, but the important thing APML is doing is hiring all the young blood in their party which is going to serve Pakistan in long term.
    God Bless Pakistan.Recommend

  • Syed Iqbal Raza
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:17PM

    No doubt, Musharaf is the only figure for pakistan because of his vision and his dynamic personalty and courage and specially his blunt english that shuts the mouth of any person who ever think to say anything against of pakistan…

    If dont believe then check and search Musharaf interviews.

    Every single educated person is looking forward when he is gonna come back.Recommend

  • Jazz
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:22PM

    We are with you Musharraf!Recommend

  • Nadeem Syed
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:22PM

    We are ready to Welcome our Great President Musharaf.Recommend

  • shakir
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:24PM

    yes it becomes the prime responsibility of the existing government to give full prove security to the great Islamic leader general Pervaiz Musharraf. he is the only man who builds the image of Pakistan in the world of talent. he has no parallel in Pakistan who could have done such a marvelous job. geye Musharraf Recommend

  • umair
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:30PM

    i dunt understand why UAE is pressing Isd, there must be something for their concern….Recommend

  • shaista najeeb
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:51PM


  • mz
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:52PM

    Lets bring him back!!!!!Recommend

  • Malik
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:52PM

    it’s like every other talent of ours that is more appreciated abroad than by ourselves. Friendly powers to Pakistan know the worth of Musharaf for Pakistan. Our politicians need to know that musharaf is not yet a past. He hold the hopes of masses in Pakistan. Recommend

  • Sohail
    Dec 1, 2010 - 1:55PM

    feel goosebumps thinking Pakistan being led by Musharraf… :) will be a dream cum true…
    Pakistan Zindabad!!Recommend

  • Muhammad Abdul Rehman Khan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:02PM

    Pervaize musharraf is the only leader who has the courage to take unpopular decisions. He has the courage to face the challenges of Pakistan. He can lift Pakistan up. Live long Pakistan, Live long Musharraf
    In last i wish that people of Pakistan may have enough inteligence so that they can judge who is right and who is wrong.Recommend

  • khurrum
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:25PM

    good going!! wats left between musharraf and nawaz sharif??? he is following foot steps of current political leaders!!Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:28PM

    Musharaf is the only person in this country who can straighten up the matters , I firmly believe that he must come back no matter with whose backing, as the present politicians, irrespective of party they are in, are all corrupt, power and money hungry. Mushraf must take the reign of government in his hands.
    My suggestion to him is that when Insha Allah he is back on the helm, must get rid of all these goon who are eating this country like termites.
    They all are filling up their coffers, thinking this country as to be their personal property, transferring the power from father to sons and to their sons and so on.
    The entire agricultural must be on the corporate basis, small farmers lands to be leased to big companies (small farmers remain the owners), companies to distribute the profits at the time of harvest within a period of about two months.
    This way the produce will be much better and small farmers will be better off.
    No one to be allowed to own more than a certain area of land. Most of the present land lords became the owners of the land due their forefathers, who betrayed the people of the sub-continent and were awarded by the British.
    It is my pray to Allah that Musharf to come back in power. Recommend

  • Kunwar Moeez Khan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:45PM

    Long Live Musharraf he is a good leader and deserves a 2nd Chance by all means. InshAllah Ameen. Recommend

  • Irfan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:53PM

    It is heartly wish and passion of the commen person to see Pervez Musharaf back in Pakistan and participate in political activities.
    Peple are looking for his success in up coming elections. It is also sentiments of the Pakistani commen man to see the warm and jubilated wellcome of Musharaf. I thinkg the APML must work on it so that the arrival of the saviour of the nation.Recommend

  • A Malik
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:55PM

    At last some how we see the light at the end of the tunnel, I am sure and have a gut feeling that our as a nation miseries will be over soon. The very international political powers, specially Islamic powers which were involved in taking Pakistan to this point has realize what have they done and now they are trying to undo and this is just example of that.

    May Allah bless Pakistan soon by having Pervez Musharraf back among us in his and our country sooner than ever.Recommend

  • Paki
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:55PM

    I have read the comments of my dear countrymen. What a slave mentality we have!!! We want our problems solved by those who are fundamentally responsible for our problems. Why cannot we think to solve our problems ourselves? Musharraf……….you always need some illegal method to make your way……check your career progression. Recommend

  • Khawer
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:55PM

    Above comments in support of Sir Musharraf has energized me once again, otherwise I had lost hope in my beloved country. I believe it may also prove light in the dark tunnel to many sincere Pakistanis. This corrupt ruling elite comprised of PMLN and PPP has snatched everything from us: our self-respect, our self-believe, our integrity, our will to live and lastly our two time food that anyone needs to survive.
    My true leader Sir Musharraf I pray from core of my heart that Allah empowers you to dump the corrupt sugar mafia in the Arabian Sea.

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 2:57PM

    Musharraf again?????????? Are we really cursed and that unfortunate, as a nation? Staes like UAE trying to control the fate of 170 million Pakistanis- dictating terms. Better have wise enemies than idiot friends.Recommend

  • M. Ahmed
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:57PM

    Politics of hate is on its way out. Times have changed. You err and the spotlight is on you.

    A new leader with a new vision will have to rise from Pakistan and become a beacon of light for the nation and guide its people out of the dark path in which it is gropping now.

    Let the people of Pakistan choose the new leader. If that is Musharraf so it should be.Recommend

  • Faizan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 2:59PM

    Please talking about democracy? Let us first decide what is more important, democracy or country itself? Country like pakistan (with Literacy rate less than 25%), how we can expect big 75% – 80% will chose right educated person? Uneducated people are given money and jobs to give votes (to PPP & PML(N). So country don’t need democracy, country need unity, growth, education, infrastructure, industries and respect in world. Just take example of Middle east countries, UAE, Qatar or KSA, do they have democracy? NO, but look how they are growing, how they are progressing. Muslim world cannot work in democracy, we need strict dictatorship which limited democracy. The way Mr. Musharraf was ruling the country mixture of both. PAKISTAN FIRST ! Recommend

  • mirza baig
    Dec 1, 2010 - 3:01PM

    Musharaff is indispesible for the safety and progress of Pakistan,he is selfless and not corrupt,he loves Pakistan and he wants make it a progressive country.Recommend

  • Fayyaz
    Dec 1, 2010 - 3:05PM

    Welcom PM to pakistan we need u,,,if u r thinking that pakistan govt will take any action agaist u,it is not possible.This govt don’t have this courage,,,,,,,, com & join us to save my country from these illetratte personalitis.
    If CJ have the courage to trial PM,firstly he should trail DIRTY BIG Z & his ministers.
    Live Long & i really want to c u again in active role to build pakistanRecommend

  • Adeel
    Dec 1, 2010 - 3:13PM

    We need Musharraf now more than ever. In present he is the best leader available now. he is a brave & wise leader, who donot hesitate to take unpopular,but right decisions in the interest of pakistan.
    It was he and his team who made pakistan a prosper nation in the past. and i must say that we are very unfortunate nation that we realizing his abilities so late.
    Long live musharraf. politicians, cheap justice & paki media murdabad.Recommend

  • Mr SHams
    Dec 1, 2010 - 3:18PM

    Musharaf country need you .. Call of duty .!/pervezmusharrafRecommend

  • M. Ahmed
    Dec 1, 2010 - 3:22PM

    Politics of hate must come to an end. Times have changed. The nation elected a government that has failed to deliver.

    If Musharraf can deliver, we must welcome the man.

    He never filled his pockets. He admitted his judiciary mistake of 2007, he went to Dhaka and said sorry to Bangladeshis for 1971 crackdown. Since 1999 he closed the door of politica for Bibi and Nawaz. Come 2007 he had to hold the door open for both and walk away himself a year after. What could be more soul searching? A man learns. He is more wise now.

    The people of Pakistan should make the choice.Recommend

  • Yousaf
    Dec 1, 2010 - 3:25PM

    This is why I love UAE very much…. I am extremely impressed and appreciate UAE’s concerned for Pakistan. I am believing now that they are the true friends of us and take care of Pakistani Nation.

    Once the Abu Dhabi Police allowed me to go after I made a minor overspending mistake at a roundabout. Later on I realized he checked my license and found out that I am a Pakistani.

    I am going to celebrate UAE’s 39th National Day on 2nd December with a lot of noise!!! :)Recommend

  • Adi
    Dec 1, 2010 - 3:41PM

    Great Going UAE!!! you are our true friend!!Recommend

  • Raheel Qureshi
    Dec 1, 2010 - 3:57PM

    Hi My Friends, Once a wise man said “Benign Dictatorship is better than Democracy” and thats true,anybody in their right mind can see whats happing in pakistan,this is not democracy its undemocractic parties like PPP and PML N using democractic way to get the power, built their assets and sucking the country dry off.Musharraf might have done loads of mistake but remember even his worse enemies could accuse him for corruption.He was accused of breaking constitutioon,so i say constitution is for people ,Recommend

  • Saeeduddin
    Dec 1, 2010 - 4:06PM

    Pervez Musharraf is a kindhearted honest personality. At time of power he pardoned Nawaz Sharif and PPP leadership on the pursuation of these world leaders and guaranteed the then President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, who had high regards for our brothern Arab leadership.
    World leadership guaranteed Pervez Musharraf for his respect and safety and fair movement in and outside Pakistan.
    May be PPP and Nawazsharif forget the gesture and generousity Pervez Musharraf shown in their cases, but the world leadership, particularly Arab leadership are always fair to their words and promises. Had Pervez Musharraf not allowed these political leadership to enter into Pakistan and face the sentense and pending case, on the pressure of these leaders, there was no question of their coming into power and elections too would have been no non-party bases. These political leaderships are bound to play fair and honest to Pervez Musharraf.
    All the best wishes for Pervez Musharraf, who look the only determined leader to set things right and take Pakistan to path of success. Pakistan first.Recommend

  • Dr Kamran Baluch
    Dec 1, 2010 - 4:13PM

    Our brother Islamic countries also know, who is good for Pakistan. I pray for the long lives of Shah Abdullah , King of Jordan, and Rulers of dubai
    One and only: Azeem-O-Shaan Shahenshah, Musharraf. Recommend

  • Kamran
    Dec 1, 2010 - 4:27PM

    Musharraf is the only better hope for Pakistan as one of the brothers rightly said corruption is a way of life here right from the clerk till the presidency never miss any opportunity to mint money, atleast he is trying to change Pakistanis cave man like ideology and mentality which exists everywhere.Recommend

  • saad zia
    Dec 1, 2010 - 4:28PM

    saad…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………our whole nation is without brain and eyes….. all those who are supporting musharaf tell me what he gave to pakistan water, bomb blasts, not a single power project, blasting the textile industry, no dam in 8 years, selling daughters of pakistan to america………………………. shame on u supporters of musharaf. shame on uRecommend

  • sohaib
    Dec 1, 2010 - 4:33PM

    All this mess is because of Musharraf. Its leaders like him who invite foreigners to meddle in our affairs. He must not come back. He has shown how sincere he is with Pakistan. First he sold the country to the Americans and then he gave NRO to the most corrupt bunch with the help of Americans and Brits. In between he sold Pakistani citizens to American intelligence on cooked up cases. Pakistan will be all the more better off without leaders like Musharraf.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Dec 1, 2010 - 4:35PM

    thats so nice
    i think he is the only hope for the deprived nation…
    i will be ready for his warm well come…..
    i would like to say just stand up for the champion…….
    pakistan firstRecommend

  • saad zia
    Dec 1, 2010 - 4:37PM

    saad……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… some fool people saying ”’ althogh musharaf made some mistakes”’. what u mean by some mistakes…. killing the students in lal masjid and selling pakistani citizens to america…these are not mistakes . these are unforgiveable crimes. but how u people can feel the pain unless your own sister or daughter was sold or killed….. blind selfish people…. truly selfish people…………. shame on musharaf supportersRecommend

  • amire khagga
    Dec 1, 2010 - 4:37PM

    musharaf must back in pakistan……bcoz we r in condition when w’ve to built strong relation wid international level…& musharaf knws beter to use international leaders…JEO MUSHARAFRecommend

  • yaseen ali khan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 4:38PM

    thats so nice
    i think he is the only hope for the deprived nation…
    i will be ready for his warm well come…..
    i would like to say just stand up for the champion…….
    pakistan firstRecommend

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 4:58PM

    President Pervez Musharaf is the only silver lining on otherwise a dark dark horizon!!
    Long live Musharaf!!Recommend

  • naeem haider gardezi
    Dec 1, 2010 - 5:03PM

    Long live PERVIZ MUSHARAF .He is only leader with vision to take PAKISTAN to fly with high wings.Ipray to God give him strength to fight evils who rule sohnny dherthee. Recommend

  • Dr. Mohammad Ilyas
    Dec 1, 2010 - 5:14PM

    Look from the comments how much the deprived people are pinning hope in our true Qaid Prevez Musharraf. I can now sense comeback of Musharraf. Geo Musharraf. Recommend

  • Fasih Ali Khan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 5:19PM

    Mash’ Allah Unlike our other Politicians Musharraf is well respected Internationally too. He’s the Only Good Choice Pakistanis have.Recommend

  • Syed Adeel Ahmed
    Dec 1, 2010 - 5:28PM

    Musharraf will come back and rule this country again INSHALLAH.Recommend

  • fahad khan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 5:30PM

    Long Live Banana republic of pakistanRecommend

  • zahid
    Dec 1, 2010 - 5:38PM

    Jiyo MusharrafRecommend

  • Malik Tabeer
    Dec 1, 2010 - 5:43PM

    Look at all comments almost 90% in Favor of musharraf ,
    what it mean Musharraf Teri YAad Ayi Tere Jeany ke badRecommend

  • Reddy
    Dec 1, 2010 - 5:47PM

    Sorry to say this but beggars cant be choosers.
    The US will play with Pakistan.
    The UAE will play with Pakistan.
    There will be and can be no voice against this.
    Until and unless Pakistan stands up for itself and shows the world that it can sustain from within, will the world stay away and stop interfering.
    Aid does not come free. It comes with severe riders and these have to be accepted and followed.
    Charity nowadays is not anonymous or without strings attached.Recommend

  • saad zia
    Dec 1, 2010 - 5:52PM

    ya ALLAH save pakistan from musharafRecommend

  • Anonymous
    Dec 1, 2010 - 6:12PM

    It seems, except Pakistanis, every “friend” of Pakistan runs Pakistan. Be it KSA, UAE, USA or PRC. Recommend

    Dec 1, 2010 - 6:29PM

    pakistan zindabad, chor government go awayRecommend

  • maz
    Dec 1, 2010 - 6:29PM

    @ Saad
    Just tell me what have these rulers of Pakistan have given us , they have made even a roti expensive which is quite difficult to buy nowdays.You keep on talkin abt lal masjid there were terrorist inside even if there were not terrorist inside they were given more then a month to get things in order. But at last government had to intervene to make the city safe from unruly pupils who had set out to capture our capital with their thoughts.Recommend

  • Naveed
    Dec 1, 2010 - 6:57PM

    This is all because he was, is and will be a great great leader inshallah…we all say him welcome.Recommend

  • raja
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:03PM

    He has courage to face all the challenges. Recommend

  • Irfan Meer
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:08PM

    I would well come Pervez Musharraf’s entry into politics of Pakistan. there are certain reasons behind this. people are become aware of the dirty politicians exist in Pakistan since 1980s. they are not for national interest but merely for vested interest. Pakistan needs certain changes in its political as well as social and economic system for its betterment. Pervez Musharraf had been a hero and a leader in true sense who only thought for the uplift of the people of Pakistan. he had a vision, courage and enthusiasm in order to bring prosperity, economic stability and the most important is militarily strong Pakistan. Pakistan Zindabad Pakistan Paindabad. Live Long Pervez Musharraf.Recommend

  • Muhammad Ch APML
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:12PM



  • Salman
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:19PM

    I am perplexed that now even UAE wants a pie in Pakistan politicsRecommend

  • Rehan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:24PM

    @ Abdullah
    Speak for ur self,

    Mushraf is the best! and i’ll vote for him when ever he comes.Recommend

  • Amer
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:28PM

    What business does the UAE have in dictating Pakistani affairs? In any case if Mush does return to Pakistan and to politics, the people of Pakistan will teach him a leason he will take to his grave. Pakistan should take back it’s independence and sovereignty, we have lost these because we have rulers like Zardari and Gilani. Recommend

  • Amer
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:32PM

    @Reddy and our other Indian Friends telling us what Pakistan needs: I fully agree with you and we know these things from the first day that we started getting AID and LOANS etc from these countries. The youth of Pakistan will take its destination in their own hands, a revolution is around the corner. You will see blood on the streets of our cities, it’s going to be the blood of these political cronies. Recommend

  • Riaz
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:40PM

    Mush committed many blunders and did a few good things until he started getting behind his senses and was incoherent even in public, the practice he utilizes every day.
    He did a lot of good but he was a dictator and didn’t come as a leader of the country by constitutional means. Democracy may be a bad example to follow but that is the only way forward. IF Mush gets elected we should respect him. It will take us a few cycles before we have a true representative govt. Now everyone knows where everybody stands including the current commission mafia in power.
    We will not progress until we have parties based on ethnicity. The day Karachi starts voting for a non MQM candidate like ANP that will be day rest of us will start voting for Mush and that will be the day when we are all mature enough to have a democracy.Recommend

  • Riaz
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:42PM

    I meant to say until we don’t vote based on ethnicity.Recommend

  • Iftekhar
    Dec 1, 2010 - 7:48PM

    welcome musharaf sahib, welcome to pakistan. corrupt politicians have ruined pakistan’s economy. you can save pakistan. sir, you are most welcome back to pakistan. every body want to get rid of corrupt politicians.Recommend

  • Zubair Khan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 8:06PM

    I think we all Pakistani should come forward and save ourselves, we always look others to help us. If UAE rulers would not have taken interest in Musharraf we might have forget him. We must have sufficient courage to welcome him and support him as he is the only one who can leads us towards a brighter future. The problem is that our 79 percent population is illiterate and live in villages and they have no concerns in Macro economy, therefore they put always their weight on ethnic, tribal , language and at least to who give them a suite and three time meal in election days. My dears they are 70 percent of population. So wait till their mentality change. We can pray for them and us because they have steering of our future.Recommend

  • Naseeb
    Dec 1, 2010 - 8:28PM

    Here we see a ray of hope that Pakistan may survive and evolve again with honour and respected internationally.AmeenRecommend

  • Abid Mohiuddin
    Dec 1, 2010 - 8:54PM

    Love Musharraf .

    The truth of Nawaz Sharif deal has just been confirmed by Vikie leaks > AZ has also been exposed
    SA and UAE and we all are of the same opinion that he is indespesible to our coutry,he is our last hope

    The only prople dont lwant him to come back are Culprits like Nawaz Sharif ,Asif Zardari ,local vaderas ,US and India . They Just refused his visa for india because he was bold to accept that he masterminded Kargil . Is India is scared?? .Good for us to have a General and Politician at the same time

    Musharraf Zindabad


  • younis
    Dec 1, 2010 - 8:59PM

    The reason of UAE and KSA intrest in Pakistan is they see us as brotherly country with they have sympethies.They know very well these looter didn’t do anything for country one siting in federal one in provicial just playing point scoring game but no plann or vision accept one to secure the seat. Recommend

  • Basharat
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:07PM

    UAE is a very good friend of Pakistan, same as China, Saudi Arabia, and many more. Any friend of Pakistan can and should tell or suggest about internal matters for the beneficial for Pakistan. We should not to be so sensitive about such suggestions from our freinds.They don’t hurt the independence, integerity or respect of Pakistan. Ex-President Musharaf should be allowed to return and should be provided a complete security and freedom to take part in politics. Being an ex-president, he has a right of all protocols, same as in other civilized countries. He respectfully left his post and he prevailed the democratic system. He spent his time abroad to promote Pakistan, indeed.
    UAE is the place, where (Late) BeNazir, her husband, President Zardari had been living for many many years, and their children are living presently as well. So UAE’s foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan can ask for the safety of Parvez Musharaf. I whole-heartedly believe that President Musharaf deserves a respect, freedom, security, and proper protocol in Pakistan.Recommend

    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:20PM

    all hail pervaiz musharraf.
    the one and only greatest ruler of pakistan i ever encountered.
    the man who rule with pride.
    live wit pride and going to take over again with pride.
    all hail pervaiz musharraf.Recommend

  • Hadayatullah Hubcsh
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:41PM

    He is far better than these so called leaders . And he has one more quality that he is recognized worldwide. I think no leader in Pakistan has such a great standing in the world as he does.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:41PM

    So Pakistan has also become the victim of Arab-Iranian politics, Iranians like Zardari coz he is a Shia and pro Iran. Arabs like Nawaz Shariff and Musharaff coz they are Sunni and are more aligned with Arabs…why do u think Saudis hate Zardari and why Iran-Pakistan pipeline is on fast track development…its sad that not only US but also the muslim world is interfering in Pakistan’s politicsRecommend

  • Nasir Khan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 9:44PM

    General Mushraaf is the best and have a abality to lead our country forward. I think NO one is able since the Shahadaat of Liquat Ali Khan to Lead his country from Front except Mushraaf.Recommend

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 10:04PM

    sir aap aaen hum hain apkay jiyalay yahan par! jeay pmRecommend

  • ali bhatti
    Dec 1, 2010 - 10:04PM

    geo musharraf .Recommend

  • james
    Dec 1, 2010 - 10:11PM

    Welcome Back Musharraf Sb., you are true leader of PakistanRecommend

  • Dec 1, 2010 - 10:35PM

    sir how ru we miss u so much please come back to PAKISTAN we need u intenslyRecommend

  • Anonymous
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:12PM

    this sounds soe unreal , i hope its truRecommend

  • ali
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:24PM


  • farah khan
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:43PM

    Pervaize mushrarraf is a brave solider,he has seen the life from up close , protected this land from enemies . He is the best candidate to govern our country Pakistan .and he is not a landlord.Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Dec 1, 2010 - 11:49PM

    Rulers of UAE are best friends of Pakistan. Most of our leaders have established business houses in UAE so what is wrong if they are throwing all their weight behind Mr. Musharaf with whom they had very cordial relationships. His only mistake in Pakistani politics was that he fell into the trap of power brokers and touched “Live Electric Wire” and that wire is our Chief Justice. One now feels as if all this was well planned to get rid of Mr. Musharaf. Anyhow I am not his dire fan but do respect him due to his services towards minorities here in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Anonymus
    Dec 2, 2010 - 12:58AM

    “They are also said to have asked Islamabad to initiate steps to build a favourable political image of the former military dictator”??

    Why is he being called a Dictator?
    When we can now clearly see, that all his actions were more democratic than those being taken by today’s Government and everything was in the best interests of Pakistan, there was a
    conscience in his government of right and wrong.
    He decided to overthrow those who were driving the country towards failure, any person who loves his country more than himself would have done the same, as opposed to the current Government who are clearly thinking about only themselves.

    The Authors who write articles in such hugely circulated Newspapers, should really know what differences these small words make to the whole article, they should know the meaning of Dictatorship before they include such words in an article.

    Wikipedia’s definition of Dictatorship: A government controlled by one person, or a small group of people. In this form of government the power rests entirely on the person or group of people, and can be obtained by force or by inheritance. The dictator(s) may also take away much of its peoples’ freedom.

    There was more freedom of speech during his tenure than any other Government’s
    There was an economic boost, opposition parties were allowed to have their say, and control the government from parliament. Unlike in a dictatorship eg. North Korea where, no one is there to ask the Dictator any questions about his actions, he controls all of the Government and takes away freedom from people.

    So Dear Author, please watch a few documentaries about North Korea, Kim Jong Il, or better still visit the country, if after that, you still believe Pakistan was being controlled by a Dictator from 1999-2008 you are more than welcome to express your view and quote him as a Dictator.

    Sorry about the long comment, but it had to be done.Recommend

  • Aftab Ch
    Dec 2, 2010 - 12:58AM

    Sir Musharraf is a citizen of Pakistan. Nobody can stop him to come to Pakistan. After three years of so called Democracy, nothing has improved, instead we are going reverse. He was the best President Pakistan ever had. He was hardworking, Sincere to the country and honest person. There is no allegation of corruption on him, in his tenure progressing like anything e.g Stock Exchange index went upto 14600 from 2000 points, Cement sector was on huge expansion, Banking and telecom sector was on boom. Hotel industry was on boom, every second day some foreign head of the state was visiting Pakistan, there was no trust deficit, huge foreign investment came, Pak ruppe was stable on 60 Rs for 8 years, we got rid from IMF in his tenure and it was he who gave independence to Media. he was a good speaker and could face media and there are lot of other things so in my opinion we need someone like him.

    We are missing Sir Pervez Musharraf, he is the only leader who can lead this country.

    Long live Pakistan, long live Pervez MusharrafRecommend

  • bary
    Dec 2, 2010 - 1:06AM

    I am simply overwhelmed with the amazing support pervez musharraf has managed to gather even when he is not in the country. This is the voice of the common educated people of Pakistan regardless of their gender and ethnic orientation. Pervez musharraf definitely deserves another chance.Recommend

  • Tashfeen Qayyum
    Dec 2, 2010 - 1:08AM

    Who needs democracy specially the sham democracy we have always had which has only filled the pockets of the politicians and done nothing for the long term good of the common man.

    I will prefer pervez Musharraf more then any of our political players at any time. I hope and pray that he comes back and be our leader once more so that we can walk the world with our heads held high.Recommend

  • marzieh shah
    Dec 2, 2010 - 1:20AM

    musharraf has our support…..we had more democracy when he was there n more dictatorship when he feudal can ever want or be democratic.The people of pakistan need to wake up.May god always watch over you….MUSHARRAF.Recommend

  • Ramzan Ali
    Dec 2, 2010 - 2:06AM

    i think Pakistan is in need of a true leader we have already tried PML N ,PPP and other parties but the era in which the people of Pakistan were prosper is the Musharraf’s period so i welcome Mr. Musharraf return in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Akhtar
    Dec 2, 2010 - 2:23AM

    Well his return will be the end of nawaz poliical careerRecommend

  • Shahzad Shah
    Dec 2, 2010 - 7:15AM


  • Khalid Kamal
    Dec 2, 2010 - 7:31AM

    UAE leadership is prudent & sagacious. Recommend

  • Dec 2, 2010 - 9:33AM

    V r waiting for real savior of PakistanRecommend

  • Dec 2, 2010 - 9:34AM

    Pervaiz Musharaf is the one who can get the country out of all the crisis and lead the country in a proper manner.

    Actually he has such an ability because he is not a politician, he is a patriot and true leader.Recommend

  • adnan ali
    Dec 2, 2010 - 9:38AM

    The in-camera session of the national assembly was leaked to US embassy and that information came out in recent wikileaks release. Zardari has requested UAE govt to let his family reside there in case he us taken out. This is the same UAE that is suspected of unrest in Baluchistan because of development in Gawadar.Recommend

  • Riaz Khan
    Dec 2, 2010 - 10:03AM

    We Love You General Sahib!Recommend

  • h khalid
    Dec 2, 2010 - 10:11AM

    Long Live Pervez Musharraf!Recommend

  • Khalid S. Ansari
    Dec 2, 2010 - 10:19AM

    The Great Man, The Great Chief, The Great President, The Great Leader, only and only The Great Sir. Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf.Recommend

  • Danish
    Dec 2, 2010 - 10:20AM

    warm welcome Musharraf!!Recommend

  • Adi
    Dec 2, 2010 - 10:24AM

    All wish UAE on their National Day today :)Recommend

  • amjad freem
    Dec 2, 2010 - 11:51AM

    This reveals the reality that we are not an independent state. we follow the rules of others in every aspect of life. including economical decisions and political decisions as well.this is very shameful for whole the nation. We must be awake and make decision by our self for our national interest. Recommend

  • Dec 2, 2010 - 12:10PM

    I would have thought this article would help Zardari – in the sense that he not being popular with the gulf rulers (who do not offer any form of democracy to their people) should make him more credible with the Pakistani people.

    In contrast you have people here welcoming Musharraf – another puppet. How does that help pakistan’s cause?Recommend

  • Jawaid Saeed
    Dec 2, 2010 - 1:18PM

    He is most Welcome bcz He is the Best from worst lot so far we have seeb since 63 years. He may not be purest but still He is what He appears to be
    Jawaid SaeedRecommend

  • Nusrat Zehra Raza
    Dec 2, 2010 - 2:08PM

    It is very ignorant for the Pakistani Govt. to think that Mr. Parvez Musharraf had anything to do with the assisination of Benazir Bhutto. Mr.. Parvez Musharraf has proved to be a devoted and honest leader who has the vision and dream of seeing a developed and properous Pakistan. He believes in giving back something to the nation and most of all is interested in making Pakistan a heaven on earth for the coming generations. The current govt. I feel has completely failed in contributing towards the progress of Pakistan. Things have become worse. We are faced with inflation, dishonesty, corruption and lack of law and order. I hope that Mr. Parvez Musharraf comes back as President so that we can all look forward to a properous Pakistan. Pakistan Zindabaad, Musharraf Sahab zindabaad.Recommend

    Dec 2, 2010 - 3:27PM

    Pervaiz Musharraf is the most honest & cleanest amongst the politicians and rulers. He enhanced the dignity, integrity and confidence of the Pakistani’s in their country home and abroad by reviving the economy, creating job opportunities and saving from corrupt politicians. Recommend

  • rabia huq
    Dec 2, 2010 - 3:28PM

    we look forward to the return of Musharraf,with the backing of all patriotic Pakistanis who want Pakistan to flourish and its people known around the world as a peaceloving and progressive muslim nation.Is this achievable?Only if the people want it and come together irrespective of their party affiliations.Recommend

  • Dec 2, 2010 - 3:59PM

    oh yeah, now the Arabs will tell us what to do ??? pathetic.Recommend

  • Asad Baig
    Dec 2, 2010 - 4:32PM

    Pervez Musharraf honesty and sincerity towards Pakistan is second to none.Pervez Musharraf is In fact trusted more all over the world than our current government and opposition people which again is a big achievement for him.The silent majority of Pakistani’s want to see him back again in power.Recommend

  • M. Ahmed
    Dec 2, 2010 - 5:36PM

    Educated Pakistanis who are a minority must understand that political freedom is meaningless without economic freedom.

    All the WikiLeaks have established high indulgence of third parties in our national affairs because our national coffers are empty and we need their crutches to stand on our feet.

    Pakistan has a gross debt of USD58.4 billion that is about to rise towards the end of the year.

    We must tackle this burden. Musharraf government took over empty coffers in 1999 but left the country cash rich. Can he do it again ? This will determine our standing in the commity of nations. We have to generate wealth within our country. And stop looking for outside donors.

    If we do not change, we might manage to get donor some meat but the bones will come and that too in broken pieces. Are we ready to change?Recommend

    Dec 2, 2010 - 5:47PM

    Lessons from history of democracy: After US independence it took around 250 years for US to be a democratic super power the least, atleast 500 years after Mughal, Sikh emperor and other eras for India to be worlds greatest democracy so expecting Pakistan to be democratic after just 63 years is absurd. Even Europeans though democratic now had to live through dark ages for 2-3 centuries.

    Everyone knows and not going into specifics Musharraf was the best thing that happened to this country and I pray he comes to power again. I had seen atleast 50 pages of dawn careers section showcasing MNC jobs for youngsters but now you dont find 2 pages of job ads. :(Recommend

  • Tashfeen Qayyum
    Dec 2, 2010 - 6:11PM

    @ All Anti Pervez Musharraf commentators:
    First, I am sure that he will come back and will lead Pakistan.
    Second, why we have to listen to the Arabs? Are you crazy, we have always listened to the Arabs, remember who gives us the money and oil.
    Politicians are all a bunch of crooks and so are the so called justices. All party to what Pakistan is today.
    Sovereignity? When were we soveriegn? It has been like this i.e depending on USA, IMF, World Bank, Arabs since the begiining. You may recall that even in 1965 we couldnt fight India any further because USA stopped sending us ammunitions. So we were never sovereign and in all honesty beggers can’t be chosers.
    To change this begger to be a chooser, Pervez Musharraf is the only choice and no one else.
    Politicians and justices are the real culprits, who have brought the country to this stage because of their own vested interests.Recommend

  • Dec 2, 2010 - 7:51PM

    I welcome Musharraf to Pakistan and form government. He is better than the present leadership of fraud, doublespeak, cheats and also to act against religious fundamentalist judges and police and especially mullah who are destroying this nation.

    Subhan Babu, KarachiRecommend

  • hassan
    Dec 2, 2010 - 9:50PM

    yalla Musharraf!!!..

    best of the best..

    Pakistan first!Recommend

  • ali akram
    Dec 3, 2010 - 12:07AM

    A leader is the one who keeps hope alive in his people. And this news……. after so many days has given some hope. Musharraf must come back and bring a real good governance to country.Recommend

  • Rashid Raza Khan
    Dec 3, 2010 - 12:43AM

    all pakistani with you Musharraf!

    .We are ready to Welcome our Great President Musharaf
    best wishes with you Recommend

  • Dec 3, 2010 - 2:15AM

    one and onli leader who made Pakistan in situation we are facing right now, no other leader sold Pakistan as Mr Musharaf did, only those people are with Musharf who are into makinG Pakistan a secular state and live like cowrds, and its not going to happen, people who want Musharf back have no faith in Islam truly, we not only need a real Pakistani and Real Muslim leader for Pakistan all ruling Partys has bee failed and as of now everything has been showen noone is better, all the current rulers of Pakistani Government are no different just different names and different face, they have only one concern how to steal from Pakistan and make their wealth grow. in my opinion somthing big is coming for Pakistan a major change is coming the poors of Pakistan has suffered enough, and Inshallah Allah is going to give justice for those who has suffered from this corrupt Leaders.Recommend

  • Analyser
    Dec 3, 2010 - 11:42AM

    Wonder what secrets of the UAE are held by the General that they feel the need to pressurise the Government to allow him back. If he really was such a great and righteous leader, he should have no fear in coming back on his own, rather than grovelling to a foreign power and being allowed back at their behest. What is UAE compared to Pakistan? Nothing but a bunch of wasteful, ostentatious bedouins who are the stooges of the West.Recommend

  • KN
    Dec 3, 2010 - 5:07PM

    We Love you Musharaf. As a statesman you are the only hope not only for Pakistan but Globally. You can trully be a global leader as you have the courage to always hit in the EYE OF THE PROBLEMS. Please never compromise on your outlook even if you are pressurized for any dire consequences. We know it is not easy to manage country like Pakistan specially due to its geographical position and lack of education. *Democracy has its Pre- Conditions that being a state has to be welfare state before it talks about Democracy.* Imagine remove Health/Education/Housing from Governments cover in democratic countries and see where the democracy goes in those countries. Imagine the state of Democracy in USA despite of Public vote/Sentiment / Out cry/ processions USA went for war in IRAQ & Afghanistan. USA which was looking at a trillion dollar reserves in 4 years during Clinton days went bankrupt and all the public money was spent and Public was made to loose their homes. Govt bailed out every large institution but not Lehman Bros?? Why?? If democracy is public vote and not the decision of influential few Than WHY Bush/Rumsfeld/Dick Cheney were given a free pass and ignored the public vote against the war. Pakistan should be converted to a welfare state prior to talking about Democracy EVEN Sharia has a pre-condition of a welfare state… WE NEED TO THINK.. Otherwise few ignorant guys are gonna create havoc for 6 B Citizens of space ship EARTH>Recommend

  • Kashif
    Dec 3, 2010 - 5:45PM

    Long live Pervez musharraf.
    Pakistan is the country of true pakistani nationalist leader Pervez Musharraf, we love him and want him to rule country again
    Long Live Pervez MusharrafRecommend

  • Jamil
    Dec 3, 2010 - 7:34PM

    UAE is betting on the right horse (President Musharraf) to take out Pakistan from a quagmire. Pakistan is the buffer state between India, Afghanistan for the GCC countires. The price Pakistan is paying to provide security to the Arab world is invaluable. Arab World, please support Musharraf both financially and morally, as the price will be peanut for your own security. Recommend

  • ahmad subhani
    Dec 3, 2010 - 7:51PM

    A well known saying goes somerthing like this,A leader says what he means,whereas a politician says what he does not mean; a leader speaks out truthfully what in in his heart while a politicin does just the opposite; a leader’s sole concern is the present wellbeing of his countrymen and their future prosperity while a politician’s entire energies are devoted to the welfare of his party and partymen, exclusively.Judging from said criteria,it is more than abundantly clear to this “unpolitacised” suscribe, that since the days of Quaid-e azam and Liaqat Ali Khan,the only redeeming days that this hapless nation has witnessed were when “militry dictators”, Ayub Khan and Pervez Musharraf took over. Politicians, for obvious reasons,speak ill of them, But masses cherish their memory, Ayyub has left the scene long ago. But Musharraf is alive and masses,not politicians, long his return like anything.Recommend

  • amjad
    Dec 4, 2010 - 1:31AM

    The only people who should be fearful of his return are the crooks.Recommend

  • Khan
    Dec 4, 2010 - 1:56AM

    Apparently UAE is supporting insurgency in Balochistan. If that is true then Paksitan should not oblige.Recommend

  • MI
    Dec 4, 2010 - 5:09AM

    Musharraf – the man with courage, truthful, honest and sincere to pakistan.Recommend

  • A
    Dec 4, 2010 - 10:21AM

    MUSHI SAVE USRecommend

  • malik shakil malik habib
    Dec 4, 2010 - 12:42PM

    Even Allah forgive, if there is any second Man better then H.E Peravize Musharraf then pls let Every one knows ;Let me assure You all out there what so ever cirumstances He is Xcellent spirit for Pakistan and for all the suffreng Nation Recommend

  • majid islam
    Dec 4, 2010 - 9:11PM

    thanks Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan.Recommend

    Dec 5, 2010 - 1:34AM

    Geo Musharraf!!!!!!!!!!!!, come back and save the country!!!!!!!! Recommend

  • Ben
    Dec 5, 2010 - 4:51PM

    At this critical time, only unpopular decisions can save this country and there is one leader with God-gifted quality of taking unpopular decisions. So please let him come back. read more at: link textRecommend

  • Aqeel Ahmed Khan Sherwani
    Dec 8, 2010 - 2:11PM

    Thats Great, he must come back and lead the Nation.
    We are his soldiers!!!
    Long Live Pervez Musharraf.
    Pakistan First.Recommend

  • K. Usmani
    Dec 8, 2010 - 9:49PM

    The one and only, i.e., Mr. Musharraf. If we Pakistanis as we call ourselves true to the heart, then the only leader who has ever ruled this country with the best of his ability is Mr. Musharraf, and has taken this country to new heights. The only way to take this country further ahead on the road to prosperity is to have Mr. Musharraf takes the rein of this country. Recommend

  • shafi ahmed
    Dec 12, 2010 - 10:55AM

    Assalam o alaikum,

    My Dear,

    You did a lot of blunder.If you were serious to build pakistan strong,self sufficient and respectable,you should have made several decisions to protect honour of being PAKISTANI.

    You should have barred thousands of politician from politics,You should have bring back real Pakistanis From camp in BANGLADESH.

    You should have taken lesson from Gen Zia.You should not have involved in politics.Now it is proved that all politicians and grade 19 upward officers are corrupt and looteray.

    You wanted to be clean. If you wished good for pakistan,You should have cleaned this mess of political leaders,Dacait ZAMINDARS,AND THESE CORRUPT officers.

    NOW this is the only solution.OR to clean this we have to handover Pakistan to hardliner religious leaders.


    Shafi AhmedRecommend

  • Mohammed Arif
    Dec 17, 2010 - 4:03AM

    Pervez Musharraf is 4th leader of Pakistan, Qaid-e-Azam, Liaqat Ali Khan, Z A Bhutto and PM who delivered to public. But our public unfortunately is not senseable and just get immotional on emotional speeches by the Leaders to make the nation fool. PM made few mistakes but I believe only an angle is free of mistake. He is a great man and we should trust on him to lead the country. He is honest enough than any politician in Pakistan and for this reason our pople will not vote to him.Recommend

  • MS Hasan
    Dec 19, 2010 - 9:09PM

    what a country!!!!!! all i can say is the camel jokies are telling us what to do…… shame on us. Recommend

  • Mibrahim hunzai
    Dec 20, 2010 - 4:24AM

    You are well come 2 pakistan. Great leader musharraf.

    APML Zinda bad

    WE love u and ur team

    Brst Saif zindabadRecommend

  • Mahmood Usman
    Jan 17, 2011 - 1:21PM

    Dear Sir,
    Are we waiting for complete disaster,
    Use the same technique as they doRecommend

  • Mahmood Usman
    Jan 17, 2011 - 1:34PM

    Sub se pehley Pakistan,but not after pakistan.
    Best regards,Recommend

  • Mohammed Arif
    Jan 19, 2011 - 11:24AM

    Till the time we are sincere with Pakistan to choose our leaders duirng election, we need some support from our friendly countries like this. Musharraf is calibre leader who delivered during his tenure. Although some decisions have question mark but mistakeless person is only ANGLE. Mistakes committed by Qaid-e-Azam and Liaqat Ali Khan as well. Handling of Lal Masjid was a mistake (but Lal Masjid should be washed out. Main mistke was NRO. Rest of his tenure was excellent. After having 2.6 years democracy, in which everything is short and even school going kids are disturbed for not coming van due to CNG. No gas in house and kitchen pactically are closed. So people needs someone to give easy life to them and their children even he come from any route. Democracy is not replace food to poor peoples. WELCOME MUSHARRAF or like him ANY TIME.Recommend

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