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Connector of the Day: Pervez Musharraf

February 12, 2010

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is becoming one of the biggest stars on Facebook.

His personal Facebook page has more than 127,000 fans and he regularly answers questions and posts status updates.

Musharraf swept to power in 1999 in a bloodless coup, removing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and appointing himself president in 2001, while remaining the head of the military.

Considered an ally by the United States in the fight against Islamic extremists in the region, he was criticized for impeding democratic elections in 2008 – including delaying the elections, suspending the country’s constitution, restricting the media and having political protesters arrested.

Ultimately, the pro-Musharraf party – Muslim League-Q – finished third in the voting and he stepped down only after the ruling coalition announced it would seek to impeach him.

Musharraf, speaking on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” last May, said he wishes the current government well and that he “would be the happiest person” if the nation deals well with threats such as the growing political and martial strength of the Taliban.

We want to know what you think. What would you like to ask the former Pakistani leader?

Source: CNN’s Blog

5 comments

  1. sir hoping u r f9, i m ur greatest fan in pakistan, sir i hope tht u will be a president of pakistan soon,


  2. well personally i think you are a born leader , brave solider and most of all a visionary person who have not been courrupted by politics . and i belive that every one is his one judge you must have evealuated ur self what was good n bad .


  3. question : even though knowing who is currupt n having services of isi too . why did u select such a team who were not loyal to the nation ?


  4. question : while ur enimies who could never bring curruption charges against u , nows that u r clean but u on the other hand knowing that for decades they have been looting thier nation n the system . why did u let them come back ?


  5. I LOVE GENRAL MUSHRRAF,NATION SHOULD PROUD ON SUCH LEADER.LONG LIVE GENRAL MUSHRRAF.



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