May be some of my fellow emotional Chitralians do not agree with me at this point but it is true and undeniable like the sun, and if you look at both sides of the mirror you will realize that Mr. Pervez Musharraf is really a coward man and not a brave soldier.
He had said several times to the media and other sources clearly that he is an army commando and a trained army soldier meaning he is not afraid of any political game or any kind of pressure. Just yesterday one of his close supporters and a foreign puppet repeated the same claim while talking to news reporters that Musharraf is a brave general. But this is not the first time that Mr. Musharraf is playing with the courts as before this when his bail plea was rejected by Islamabad High Court he ran away from the court with the help of his private armed guards, so he is doing this purposely. If the cases are self made and based on political discrimination according to him, then he should attend the court and prove his innocence. He is such a coward man that he doesn’t have any courage to face all the allegations against him. He is always thinking that he is some sort of a superior creation in the world. He never respects the public Institutions courts, constitution, and other aspects in the country.
Further, he is a “yes” man, meaning only doing what he is told to do with limited army experience in a one field. There is a huge difference between a politician and a dictator and a leader. In the whole political world, no military dictator has ever turned out to be a good politician especially in a Pakistani democratic political system. It never happened before and it will never happen in the future unless through undemocratic and unconstitutional way like before. We have lots of clear examples in front of us in our history. For example, look our late Gen. Yahya Khan, Ayub Khan and Ziaul Haq. Today nobody connects them back to the political field and no one is representing them, not only that but they don’t have any heirs in the political system for their representation. These kinds of people come and go, not ones like Bhutto who came and left a huge impression behind. The only one we can mention here in this point is Mr. Ejazul Haq who won one seat after many years. That in itself was a blessing from PTI because he begged Imran khan for this favour. Same situation will happen with dictator Musharraf, because he is alive in the media only and not in the hearts of the people of Pakistan. Mr. dictator (Musharaf) will soon run away from the country as he always making reasons to stay away from the court. The hidden elements are active to give a save way to his most valuable and trusted workers, some are arrived in the country already and some are on the way. As our history shows that he never stayed in Pakistan after his brutal ruling over the country. He left the country also with a bad name and undemocratic way and deal like NRO .He never showed his love for the people of Pakistan and never will be a part of a democratic political system.
As we remember before the general election in Pakistan (May 11 2013 ) Mr. Muaharraf arrived in Pakistan from his self-exile and asked for nominations papers from candidates to participate in the election under the umbrella of an unknown political party. He did not find even a single candidate to come with him and finally he made a political drama and announced a boycott of the election and that my dear friends show his level of popularity in Pakistani political system. The only seat from Chitral that won was due to the remarkable services of the then MNA Mr. Muhiuddin for the betterment of Chitral. Those were the solid personal votes of the ex-member of parliament (Mr. Muhiuddin) and due to those services his son Mr. Iftikhar Uddin won the seat. Here, I humbly request Mr. Iftikhar Uddin to minimize his trips to Chak Shahzad and dedicate himself completely for the people of Chitral just like how your inspiring father did. Let me mention here quickly that the people of my home town are very educated and know the democratic values. They aren’t some dummies who make decisions without thinking. They never liked a dictator and will never vote for a one. In addition to the above point, there is another factor that unfortunately popped up during the elections, which was the disagreements within PPP which led to the creations of more than two candidates rather than one otherwise Pakistan People Party is the single majority party in the district.
Let’s move away a bit from the elections and explore about Lowari Tunnel. Some of my friends and colleagues in Chitral emphasize that Mr. Musharraf made history regarding Lawari project. Here are some solid and unbeatable proofs which need to be examined before giving the credit to someone else. These proofs need deep understanding and an open mind when looking at the Lowari tunnel drama.
1. Who gave the Shamsi Base in Balochistan to another country for use against Pakistan’s security?
2. Who wanted to hand over the father of Pakistan’s nuclear capacity to his alley?
3. Who called foreign troops to kill the countless innocent people in Sawat Valley? 4. Who gave permission to the never ending drown attacks inside Pakistani cities and definitely not the last question but who gave permission to the NATO supplies through Pakistani territories? If the above questions were in the favor of Pakistan then most definitely the question of Lowari Tunnel would have been in the favor of Chitral and for the people of Pakistan. However that is not the case at all. If any ones say that these steps were taken in the vast interest of Pakistan and in a goodwill for the people of Pakistan then we understand his future plane for our homeland. Yes there was also a hidden purpose, agenda and elements involved in Lowari tunnel too, however, this was not for the people of Chitral, this was for foreign troops convoy purpose to make sure that the supplies can go through a save journey. If the Lowari Tunnel was complete, the people behind the scenes as well as the purpose of the project would be glad and Pakistan would never be on the road to success as an independent country. Now those elements and peoples behind the scenes are trying to save their member. if we are true and patriotic citizens of Pakistan and Chitrali inhabitants then we have to give the credit to that man who first saw the dream of the Lowari Tunnel. It is of course unfortunate that the dream was stolen and tried to be used for somebody else’s benefit by a dictator but nonetheless, the name of the great dreamer should always remain in our hearts as a Chitrali. He is the father of this project, The Late Ataliq Jaffer Ali shah, also famous for his struggle for Lowari as (Mr. Tunnel), the then member of federal parliament.
Last I would like to compliment to the then Late Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who gave a sense of political awareness to the people of Pakistan and to the people of Chitral and delivered a strong lesson and philosophy on how to survive as a nation. Most definitely, we would not stand we are at this point in time without his struggle and dedication for Pakistan.–Gul Jee