Interview: Pervez Musharraf, Founder, All Pakistan Muslim League
“The army has lost some of its standing, but the common man still has respect for it”
Former President General Pervez Musharraf continues to invite attention five years after stepping down from Pakistan’s helm of affairs. Even while critics continue to accuse him of everything from having hijacked the democratic process, to the murders of Benazir Bhutto and Akbar Bugti, and others contend he is now “irrelevant” in the country’s political sphere, the general is increasingly being asked to air his views on a myriad talk shows on the local electronic media. He is even more active on the international lecture circuit – where he said to be one of the highest paid and most in-demand speakers. And neither assassination attempts nor public condemnation seem to have prompted him to hang up his boots.
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