political analysis- Musharaf Resignation
by Raakin Iqbal
Today Pakistani civilian elected President Musharraf announced his resignation on National Television after serving his country for over 9 years. He meanings and intentions behind the resignation was to avoid any impeachment that “may” take place with the opposing government that is in control. He said in a hour long press conference that what he did for Pakistan was for the best for Pakistan. Also before he made this rash decision he had consulted with many political alias and legal console.
Usually I don’t talk about politics in my blog. My blog is geared more towards entertainment, business management, and some life experience that may come in handy or so. But in a sense to me, because of the support Musharraf, the entertainment industry in Pakistan Flourished and media became more stronger than ever. So that is my excuse for this post.
So lets get started…
During Musharraf’s reign in power, Pakistan faced great economy gain and the Pakistani Rupee also gained more in value against the United States Dollar. Like before his time, when did you see the Pakistani Rupee valued at 56 RS +/- = 1 USD? Well that actually happened for a well 2 1/2 4 years during his term.
Living life in Pakistan during the 1st 4-6 years of his term was very “tense-less”. No food issue, no low shadowing, Water supply in tact, like domestically, Pakistan was improving. Which is why TIMES Magazine called Pakistan the most progressed country within 5 years back in 2006/7 (I would love to cite that information out, but Time magazine doesn’t really have an online archive).
The Entertainment industry went places. He worked with many media outlets to get them privatized and some adequate funding for start-ups to help encourage competition. Which led to over 25+ Pakistani “home-breed” Channels. The modeling industry was more liberal on what they would wear on the catwalk. Designers were”exploring” new dress options. Musical Rock bands came into the scene. It was like the Domino theory. Cinema’s were starting to appear and actually play HIGH QUALITY AMERICAN and INDIAN MOVIES! <—And have good seats and not musty popcorn and all for a low cost of 150+ RS +/-.
These are just the broad examples I can give you about the progressive movement that he took the country. Now here is where is started screwing up..and some may be out of panic…
1.) The whole emergency. That really did piss people off. It wasn’t really needed. In a sense I would call it a “Pakistani Low Shadowing”.
2.) Free Media. Yes this flaw seems wired coming from me..because I support free media and press press…obviously I am exercising it right now as I write this blog..but that was a mistake. Why? Well his intentions were good. Free news media is the way to go. But always check the demographics. Pakistan has a 76-80% illiteracy rate. Basically meaning that whole percentage can not read or write. Also a very vital demographic category…Education….It sucks…..The don’t learn….Women in Rural area’s are still oppressed by there fathers and 20 year older then them husbands….in which 15%+ don’t preach Islam but hate….
Free media should only be implemented when the demographic is…(I am sorry to say)…is smart enough to understand both sides of the story. Civilization needs to occur.
Those are just the two major flaws I see that are important to me that must be discussed in this blog.
SO what should we do now?
Well 1st of all…advice to Musharraf….
1.) disappear out of scene for a bit…Keep a very low profile….Take a Vacation…Shall I recommend the Bahama’s…the Weather is simply amazing! You and I know the county is going to be in ruins….Like I am not sure if you saw my previous post..but I had a chat with a few IMF people at OPEN Washington D.C picnic…and they are projecting the 1 USD = 176 RS +/- within 1 year. That is what they are seeing….at we are already 78- almost 80 within 2 months since of 1st projection was casted…it can come really close….anyways…
When you see it Pakistan in ruins..come back with a more stronger team! run advertisements on GEO (and keep it on GEO…I have noticed that Pakistan’s are calling GEO News there 1 source of information and belief dummy) about how YOU made the country so much better…a great indicator for you to come back..When the cost of Naan (Bread) has reached 30 RS +/-.
2.) Work to with the connections you have to get Financials statements released! and Also release yours as well. Try to get it validated by Great Britain Notary….The Brits still have Psychological control on most Pakistani’s…
3.) Work out an Alliance with Dubai! Get them to favor you.
I can give you many more suggestions as well..But the ones I have said so far have a “coded” message behind it….I am sure your smart self can crack it and maybe take it into consideration…
But heck who am I to say…I am just a guy in the entertainment industry….