Musharraf, please not from Chitral
The recent hasty setting up of APML in Chitral and
announcement by his spokesman that Pervez Musharraf
would contest National Assembly elections from Chitral
has not gone down well with those who have liking for
Musharraf no doubt has done great favour to Chitral by
pushing through the Lowari Tunnel, Mastuj bridge,
Shandur road etc, but these achievements do not justify
his contesting elections from Chitral. After all he must
be having a home constituency in Pakistan. He should try
his luck there and leave the Chitral seat for Chitralis
to fight it out amongst themselves.
Chitralis want to get out of the low self esteem and low
self worth syndrome where we readily offer our National
constituency to any big named outsider who has done
something for us.. Those who are inviting him would do
well to do some serious rethinking on this matter for a
better image and the greater good of Chitral.
--Aziz Ahmad, Chitral. 02 Dec 2010.
I donot approve of Musharraf contesting elections from
Chitral. Chitralis donot want to harbour any dictator
who played with the constitution and created a plethora
of problems for Pakistan.
Some political people are trying to give the total
credit of Lawari tunnel to him. If we look
back sincerely and honestly at this famous project, our
first hero and pioneer was the honorable Ataliq Jaffar
Ali shah (late) who as MNA launched an honest and
selfless struggle for this project and whose name will
remain engraved in the history of Chitral and in the
heart of every Chitralian.
our revolutionary leader ZA Bhutto had taken correct
decisions during difficult times. At that time, there
USSR was a super power and our friend the USA, did not
need to send NATO supplies to
Despite such conditions Bhutto made this
remarkable decision purely for the people of Chitral.
Musharraf's men came to Chitral to set up a party but
where were they when floods devastated the area and they
were needed then. A friend in indeed is a friend in need.
--Gul Jee, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, 02 Dec 2010
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