General Pervez Musharraf's ' Exile '


General Pervez Musharraf has promised that he will come , 4 to 6 months after his treatment.But say that now he will not come to Pakistan during a civil regime.Stumbling for shelter has become his destiny.

On October12, 1999 , General Pervez Musharraf established dictatorship government.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif along with his "selected" cabinet was jailed, Some were detained in their homes. When Nawaz Sharif  refused the advice to resign from the premiership and to dissolve the National Assembly to the general . Then Gen. Pervez Musharraf suspended the constitution, and imposed an "undeclared martial law". General Pervez Musharraf felt relieved when he exiled Sharif  family to Saudi Arabia. After that, Mushaff freed his closest associates.

Chaudhry Nisar and General Musharraf :

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif closest friend Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was also included in the members who were freed from jail.Who was being contacted continuously by General Pervez Musharraf after setting at large?But he was not taking the call and was making excuses.

One day somehow he took the call Of Musharaf.An officer of General rank passed the phone to Chaudhry Nisar (who had played a key role in making Pervez Musharraf the Chief of army staff), saying "over to chief executive", forced him to take Musharraf's call. General Pervez Musharraf , who had been meeting Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan before he was made the chief of army staff said , " I know you don't want to talk with me.It took me several days to contact you.You just meet me. I want to pursue the way of political reconciliation " , but Khan refused to meet General Pervez Musharraf.

When Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan talked to Mian Nawaz Sharif in Jeddah ,on the insistence General Pervez , he also instructed not to meet General Pervez Musharraf . Chaudhry Nisar was also offered an important position in the party of General Musharraf which was made under an "Umbrella". But Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan rejected it and kept himself at a distance from General Pervez Musharraf. When General Pervez Musharraf rolled back the democracy , he became his greatest opponent.

Coming Back from Turkey :Right or Wrong ? 

When General Pervez Musharraf  returned from"self-made-exile' of  Turkey ,with the desire to come into power again , he was shackled by the Supreme Court of  Pakistan.The Nawaz Sharif government was ordered to take action against him under article 6. Perhaps , Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif was waiting for this day .He pardoned General Musharaf for his  , but he was not ready to forgive him for "the constitutional violation". In the first time in Pakistan's political history , a civil government lodged a court case against a former head of the army on overthrowing the government but some expressed strong displeasure over this action.This action aroused serious differences between the government and establishment .

When the democratic system was put in danger ,the prime minister of Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Federal Minister Chaudhry Nisar became active to escape the situation resulting from the action against Musharraf .They assured the establishment of not taking action against General Pervez Musharraf ,but Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was not ready to forgive General Pervez Musharraf .

The top leadership of the PML-N was divided on the issue of  General Pervez Musharraf "forgiveness". General Pervez Musharraf remained in the grip of  law for roughly two and a half years. Even though he didn't go on "Jail Yatra" ,but remained confined to his residence.He spent some time on his farm in Chak Shahzad and then took the guise of "illness" to avoid from facing the courts.

One day he even crossed the limit by taking refuge in the heart disease institution, Rawalpindi.He remained the guest of the Heart institution for several weeks After which he moved to a safe place in Karachi.Despite issuing constant arrest warrants by Islamabad and Quetta courts , he did not appear . Pervez Musharraf didn't appear even in Akbar Bugti case . He was given Deuteronomy 49 times in Akbar Bugti case and 55 times in Red Mosque case for which there is no precedent.

In General Pervez Musharraf era most people went missing. Nearly 400 forced missing person cases were registered. Enforced disappearance is a dark aspect Pervez Musharraf's era. General Pervez Musharraf has himself wrote in his book that he has received US $ from CIA and sold people for dollars.Cases like Akbar Bugti,Red mosque, Benazir Bhutto murder,the confinement of Judges were made against Musharraf but no case of missing persons was made.

General Pervez Musharraf  saying this, "You have not seen the pleasure of power/rule" to a friend and rejected his advice of not to go Pakistan. This friend was former Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani . In the addicted of power,he made the mistake of coming back to Pakistan .

General Pervez Musharraf's ' Exile ' :

When he arrived Pakistan he had to suffer great disappointment.He had to face countless cases.Then General had to hide out many times in the hospitals to avoid appearing before the courts.being in the army to raise claims.Even before going to Dubai such signs of ailment were shown that the Supreme Court  had to show mercy and gave the verdict in the favour of removing his name from ECL(Exit Control List) .

The federal government had put his name in the ECL on the order of the Supreme court.When Sindh High Court and  allowed to go abroad and treat them to remove Musharraf's name from ECL.

The government wanted to get rid of the problem of General Pervez Musharraf as soon as possible.As investigations under Article 6 would have opened further Pandora boxes.

General Pervez Musharraf was to go that night to Dubai so that no court can issue an order not to go out, but Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan did not allow him to go abroad until the application of his name removal from ECL has received.In the high-level meeting ,chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  it was decided to send Muhammad Pervez Musharraf abroad.

The general impression  is that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif  "Put stone heart" and allowed Musharraf to go abroad only to maintain cordial relations with the establishment, he wanted to exemplify Musharraf on breaching the Constitution.Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan,who had a harsh attitude towards General Pervez Musharraf but in order to get rid of Gen. Pervez Musharraf, made the decision in favour of letting Pervaiz Musharaf go overseas .In a press conference at Punjab House,he himself officially announced that General Pervez Musharraf has been allowed to go abroad , though he said that it has been assured by the attorneys that the general will face his cases in courts after he comes from treatment.

He wasted the impression that Mushraff has been allowed to go overseas due to some kind of  ' deal ' also that there is some sort of shadow behind removing his name from ECL.

Osama Gohar

Osama loves to read,write and share knowledge.He is an avid blogger,who likes to write on almost every kind of topic.He currently manages three blogs : Entry test practice ,Blog Rabbit ,News Burner


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