This is reference reports about Musharraf announcing formation of a grand political alliance and his promise to “deliver the people from the mess”. For a man who accepts that he handed over 4,000 Muslims, most of them Pakistani citizens, to NATO forces in return for bounty to rot in Guantanamo cells, and who had no shame raising his fists in Islamabad on 12 May rejoicing massacre of over 50 innocent citizens in Karachi as a show of his power. This was a man who as President in uniform, in violation of the constitution, talked about rule of law and did not hesitate to digrace daughters of Pakistan in an interview with Washington Post while commenting about rape of Mukhtaran Mai. He said ”A lot of people say if you want to go abroad and get a visa for Canada or citizenship and be a millionaire, get yourself raped”. The comment caused revulsion among-st a number of people, which forced even Canadian PM Paul Martin to condemn these remarks. 

Give a man power and he will show his true colors. People of Pakistan have seen the sick decadent mindset of Musharraf. It was under his watch that NAB became a Laundromat instead of an agency tasked to punish corrupt, recover stolen money and confiscate assets. He has not given any money trail about assets in his name or in name of his children in Dubai, London, USA etc. He failed to even condemn Altaf Hussain in 2005 for his speech in Delhi calling creation of Pakistan the biggest mistake, and instead instructed our High Commissioner to give him protocol. His Strategic Depth concept backfired and Pakistan became insecure from within. This country has had enough of types of Musharraf, Zia, Yahya, Shaukat Aziz, Nawaz Sharif, Altaf Hussain, Ch Shujaat etc. What Pakistan needs are political leaders with vision and integrity of Allama Iqbal and Quaid e Azam, not men who have no stakes in Pakistan and for whom this country is fit only to rule but not worthy for either their children to live nor their assets to be located. 

M. T. ALI,  

Lahore, November 11.