By Owen Bennett Jones
Pakistan - with its political instability, vociferous Islamic group, urgent fiscal and social difficulties, entry to nuclear guns, and proximity to Afghanistan - stands on the very centre of world realization. Can normal Musharraf, Pakistan's army ruler, regulate the forces that helped create the Taliban in Afghanistan? during this ebook, journalist Owen Bennett Jones seems to be at Pakistan's turbulent earlier, recounts its fresh historical past, and assesses its destiny concepts. a brand new creation brings the account totally brand new.
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In late young religious students encouraged by madrasa teachers and local mullahs ordered the burning of television sets, video players and satellite dishes in a number of villages in NWFP. ‘This is an ongoing process,’ said one mullah who helped organise a TV bonfire. ’10 General Musharraf has never shown any sympathy for the Deobandi mindset. His claim that only around to per cent of the Pakistani people opposed his decision to align Pakistan with the US rested on the fact that some per cent of Pakistan’s Sunni Muslims would consider themselves part of the Deobandi tradition.
The generals, though, were also unhappy. By deciding to pull out of Kargil without negotiating any Indian concessions in return, they argued, Sharif had squandered a militarily advantageous position and caused a crisis of confidence within the Pakistan army. After the Kargil withdrawal Musharraf faced a surge of discontent within the army. ’ Musharraf told his men that it was the prime minister’s fault and that the army had had no choice but to obey his order. It was a disingenuous response. Musharraf had been fully consulted on the withdrawal order and had raised no serious objection to it.
A mob of his supporters, led by some cabinet members and close advisers, ransacked the Supreme Court, disrupting proceedings and smashing furniture. The terrified judges caved in and the contempt of court case was dropped. 36 Pakistan Within weeks it was the turn of the president, Farooq Leghari. Initially appointed by Benazir Bhutto, Leghari had abandoned his patron and switched sides, installing Nawaz Sharif as prime minister. But even if he owed his premiership to Leghari, Sharif still didn’t entirely trust the president.