“The greatness of a leader is measured by the achievements of the led. This is the ultimate test of his effectiveness.” — Gen. Omar Bradley
We created this website to HONOR and CHERISH an honest Leader who has actually delivered for Pakistan – President Musharraf! The only Leader who had the guts to counter the international negative perception and he successfully projected a positive, moderate and progressing picture of Pakistan around the world!
President Musharraf led a great team of economists and professionals with ex-PM Shaukat Aziz, to mark their achievements. Their achievements caused Pakistan to emerge as a geo-strategic important country with a 100% better economy! His effectiveness shall be measured by the results produced by the led! In 2006, Pakistan was the 3rd fastest growing economy of the world and world’s preferred destination for Investment! In President Musharraf’s era:
Pakistan’s economy grew by 100% — to become $ 160 billion
Revenue grew by 100% — to become $ 11.4 billion
Per Capita Income grew by 100% — to become $ 925
Foreign Reserves grew by 500% — to become $ 17 billion
Exports grew by 100% — to become $ 18.5 billion
Textile exports grew by 100% — to become $ 11.2 billion
Karachi Stock Exchange grew by 500% — to become $ 75 billion
Foreign Direct Investment grew by 500% — to become $ 8 billion
Annual Debt servicing decreased by 35% — to become 26%
Poverty decreased by 10% — to become 24%
literacy rate grew by 10% — to become 54%
Public development Funds grew by 100% — to become Rs 520 billion
President Musharraf’s Vision and Policies helped Pakistan come out of the list of Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) while setting it on path of prosperity, growth and economic reforms. While the world institutions like the World Bank (source) & (source), IMF (source) and ADB (source) have been praising Pakistan for its reforms, fiscal policies and macro-economic policies – the biased & wicked TV channels GEO, ARY & AAJ – have been projecting a negative, bleak and a hopeless picture on purpose to serve their isolated vested interest. These SOLD-OUT channels are creating despondency to drive away the foreign investment and depress over-seas Pakistanis. The contribution by these over-seas Pakistanis is instrumental in heaping and accumulating Foreign Reserves to stabilize Pakistan’s economy. Recent rumor-mongering (source) by these channels, that President Musharraf has been confined by the Army Chief and will resign soon, crashed our Stock markets (source) by 500 points TWICE! KSE was the best performing Stock market of Asia. GEO, ARY and AAJ are benchmarks of ingratitude – for the leader who actually gave the freedom to come on air and express their views, and towards their own country!
Moreover, for those those consider President Musharraf as an unconstitutional President,
1- On 13 May 2000, Pakistan’s 12 member Supreme Court unanimously validated the October 1999 coup and granted Musharraf executive and legislative authority for 3 years from the coup date. Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was one of the judges that validated. (Link)
2- On 7 October 2002, the 5 member bench of Supreme Court validated LFO and amendments to constitution. Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was one of the judges that validated. (Link)
3- On 29 Dec 2004, PML-Q government passed the 17th constitutional amendment bill in National Assembly, with 2/3 majority, also approved by Senate that allowed President Musharraf to hold dual offices. (Link)
4- Constitution of Pakistan – Article 63 clause (1) paragraph (d), read with proviso to Article 41 clause (7) paragraph (b), allows the President to hold dual office.
5- On 13 April 2005, the 5 member bench of Supreme Court gave judgment in favor of 17th amendment and President’s uniform. Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was one of the judges that validated. (Link)
6- On 28 September 2007, the Supreme Court cleared the way for President Pervez Musharraf to seek another five-year term, and stand for Presidential elections, when six of the nine judges, rejected a tangle of petitions against him and threw out a major legal challenge to his re-election plans. Presided by Justice Rana Bhagwandas. (Link)
7- President Musharraf was elected President of Pakistan, on 6th October 2007, by a combined electoral of the Senate, National Assembly and the FOUR Provincial Assembles.
8- President of Pakistan declared emergency on 3rd November 2007, as per Article 232 of the constitution.
9- The 10 member bench of Supreme Court (SC) on 24 November 2007 directed the chief election commissioner and the government to declare Pervez Musharraf president for a second term. (Link)
10- On 24 November 2007, the Pakistan Election Commission confirmed Musharraf’s re-election as President. (Link)
11- President Musharraf won by 58% votes, declared in November 2007, as the constitutional President of Pakistan!
12- On 28 November 2007, Musharraf relinquished the office of Chief of Armed Staff, as per November 2007 verdict of the Supreme Court.
13- On 15 Feb 2008, the Supreme Court validated the proclamation of emergency of 3rd Nov 2007, PCO 2007 and oath of the judges. This full court judgment was written by Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar. (Link)
Therefore, he may still be considered an unconstitutional President (unrealistic) by those that have no regard for the Constitution of Pakistan, the 2/3 majority of National Assembly that elected him as the President and the Supreme Court decision (under PCO ex-CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry) that allowed him to take part in the Presidential elections.
For us – President Musharraf is our HERO – Our Leader!
There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, ‘What happened?'” –Casey Stengel
President Musharraf made things happen for Pakistan!!!
The spirit who has seen the spectre of death cannot be scared by the faces of thieves; the soldier who has seen the swords glittering over his head and streams of blood under his feet, does not care about the rocks thrown at him by the children on streets — Khalil Jibran