Now what? Despite of having rain in many parts of the country after a long and dry season, what else Pakistan has got after Pervez Musharraf has shed his uniform? I was also wondering about all those jokes about Pervez Musharraf and the laying off of his beloved uniform.
I am a little shy when it comes to see anyone stripping, so I didn’t relish that specific ceremony, but I learn from the newspapers that the former Chief of Army Staff General (Retd.) Pervez Musharraf was sad, gloomy, glum and very much dejected at the occasion, and his voice was shaky. Was it that bad? Anyway, he is not your civilian President, and remember that even a dead elephant is worth a fortune. So don’t urge me to start yapping out posts upon posts in bliss and glee.
After suspending the constitution of Pakistan two times, spanking judiciary, freeing and banning the media, exiling politicians, he has now at last left the uniform, which was like a skin and shield to him, as he described it in his own words. He has also sworn in as a civilian President of Pakistan through his own appointed PCO-ed judiciary, and so his presidency is also a big and ugly question mark.
General (Retd.) Musharraf started his career in 1964 as second lieutenant in the army. He retired from Army after serving for 43 long years. He was born in 1943. When he was retired from Army yesterday, he was more than 64 years of age. On 7th October, 1998 he became Chief of Army Staff. He remained in that capacity for 9 years, one month and 22 days. It’s a “huge” achievement by him. After Myanmar, this achievement could only be achieved in Pakistan, I reckon.