Mr. Jawad Hussain
Part – 1 of the Series
1 May 2012 – Since the days of East India Company, the western powers have been applying the strategy of purchasing loyalty of the locals successfully and the same practice is still bearing huge dividends to them in Pakistan.
My basic aim behind writing this chain of articles here is to show that side of the picture which many of us could never watch while some others never wanted to watch and learn the lesson from it.
President Pervez Musharraf came into power in October 1999 when the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered armed forces to stop his plane from landing in Pakistan after developing serious differences with the army chief in the backdrop of Kargil War against India.
We don’t need much research to find out who in this episode acted as the one who sold his national pride and loyalty to the western masters for millions of dollars in his foreign bank accounts as Mr. Nawaz Sharif travelled to Washington while Pakistan Army were fighting a war in Kargil, which could have freed Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOC) for good, and the nation anticipated a hard stance by the government leader. However, what our “Brave” Prime Minister did was the otherwise. He got the dictation from his western masters to stop the war and leave the army officers fighting in that area with no cover thus giving Indian army every chance to kill Pakistani soldiers brutally.
With Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf flying for a foreign trip on October 10, 1999, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to backstab the country’s army by sacking him from his post without giving any reason in the most bizarre fashion and put his life at stake. The plane kept requesting for the space to land anywhere in the country as it was going low on fuel but Civil Aviation Authority was directed to say no to General Musharraf. However, General Musharraf smelled the rat and got himself landed because after all he was the army chief. He then ordered his troops to get Pakistan rid of this coward prime minister by staging a military coup which led Mr. Nawaz Sharif into a life of a prisoner.
Unlike the previous army rulers, General Musharraf made an agenda to strengthen democracy in Pakistan and fortify institutions and reached out to a number of politicians to get an action plan because he was not a politician and didn’t know the pros and cons of politics. While people like Imran Khan and others progressive politicians supported him because of his agenda to rid Pakistan politics of the weird politicians like Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto. Later Imran Khan got himself out of the equation on principles that he couldn’t support an army chief leading the country in presence of democratic leaders.
The exit of Imran Khan from the political setup created a huge vacuum in General Musharraf’s political equation and this was the time when people like Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Pervez Ilahi made full use of their political intellect (in other words canning nature) and were able to win a close position with the army headquarters.
The first episode of many coming articles on General Pervez Musharraf era is totally targeting the reason why an army chief had to jump into politics despite of not being a political background. We mostly blame army generals to stop democratic system in Pakistan but here what I’m trying to show is the incompetence of our democratic forces to steer Pakistan out of crisis when it matters.
Kargil War was a critical juncture in the history of Pakistan and India as the two bitter- neighbours had already fought three wars on Kashmir and East Pakistan issues. The very necessity of Kargil War was to vacate Indian Held Kashmir from the Indian Army who had occupied it forcefully in 1948 when Pakistan was given least forces and never awarded the land it deserved on the basis of Muslim population.
Kargil was located at a place where the whole of Indian Army became useless as it was situated on the higher side of the mountains which led to Kashmir valley and once Pakistani mujahideen or army personnel occupied that place, it became literally impossible for the Indian Army to maintain supplies to their forces stationed in IHK.
Pakistan Army had squeezed Indian counterparts to a degree that they had started to feel the pressure and after their Russia-made Bofors 40mm Cannon failed to hit targets in the high mountains, a new controversy sparked in India putting more pressure on Indian Army to cope on internal as well as external fronts.
Getting squeezed in the battlefield; India decided to reach out their western allies and asked the Washington to intervene where after American president Bill Clinton summoned his slave Pakistani PM to Washington. Mr. Nawaz Sharif flew to Washington in a highflying tone but when he returned he had ‘defeat’ written all over his face as he ordered the army to vacate the Kargil battlefield.
With such feeble leadership in Islamabad, Pakistan Army had to vacate the battlefield which provided the Indian army to claim victory and they celebrated it by killing the Pakistan Army personnel who got stuck in the Kargil valley.
In such a scenario, it became need of the hour for General Musharraf to take over the Islamabad and get Pakistan rid of the western slaves.
Part 1 ends…
In these series of neutral and thought provoking articles, the author Mr. Jawad Hussain, shall attempt to enlighten the common people, as to why General Musharraf became a necessity for Pakistan, immediately after the Kargil issue. How General Musharraf wanted to steer Pakistan clear of western imperialism towards a stable and progressive country, with an economic front fit for Next-11, one with reformed and enduring democratic system, one in which Pakistan would shine to stand out as a regional super power. These series shall explore every possible aspect as to why and how General Musharraf was conspired against, to be removed and made irrelevant in Pakistan’s political scenario.
The Administrators at ‘President Musharraf WordPress’ would like to thank Mr. Jawad Hussain, for his kindness and willingness to dedicate time to write for us, in favor of General Musharraf and his pro-Pakistan policies. A fresh and comprehensible version, we are sure shall keep our readers enthralled. Looking forward to the series!