Tuesday September 06, 2016
General Musharraf: A man Without Credibility
General Musharraf has taken many oaths since he joined armed forces of Pakistan. Here are the words of his first oath as an army officer:
"I, Pervez Musharraf, with a sincere heart and God as my witness do solemnly swear that I will be faithful to the State of Pakistan and protect the constitution of Pakistan, which reflects the wishes of the people of Pakistan. Further, I will not indulge in any political activity and will perform my duties in the armed forces with full faith and honesty. I will go where and howsoever I am ordered to by land, air or sea and that I will obey all lawful orders given to me by my superiors without regard to any dangers and threats to my personal safety. May God be my protector and witness. Amen"
If we look at general Musharraf’s life, he has clearly violated the oath he took as any army officer. After becoming illegal president, he is constantly violating his oath which he took as an army officer.
In first phrase of his oath, he swore by making God his witness that he will be faithful to the State of Pakistan.
Is general Musharraf faithful to the State of Pakistan? His loyalty to the State of Pakistan is doubtful. He has done many things which clearly indicate that he has acted against the interests of the State of Pakistan.
Kargil was definitely an act of treason. It was an open war ran in secretly without taking many relevant state authorities and institutions in confidence. He did not seek permission for this operation from the elected prime minister of Pakistan. He did not take Air Force and Naval chiefs into confidence. He pushed State of Pakistan into a conflict which could annihilate the state and cause the deaths of millions of human beings both on Indian and Pakistani side.
Then he actually committed treason by violating the article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan. He violated the article when he illegally took over Pakistan and he also violated the article by subverting the constitution through 17th amendment. It was his obligation to protect the constitution of Pakistan which reflects the wishes of the people of Pakistan. He dishonored the constitution and trampled upon the wishes of the people of Pakistan.
Since he has become the President (illegal) of Pakistan, he has constantly engaged in political activities. He cobbled up PML (Q) to promote his political agenda. He has chaired many PML (Q) official meetings. He has attended many political gatherings of PML (Q). He has also many times appealed to the people of Pakistan to vote for PML (Q) candidates. It is a gross violation of the oath he took as an army officer.
As far his army duties are concerned, he promised under oath that he will perform his duties in the armed forces with full faith and honesty.
He has proved time and again that he has not performed his duties in the armed forces with full faith and honesty. He is a dishonest man. He was supposed to retire long time ago, but he is using his illegitimate power to hold on to this position against the rules, regulations, and discipline of the armed forces of Pakistan. There is no such provision in the laws of the armed forces of Pakistan, under which, he can remain COAS indefinitely. If he were not the President (illegal) of Pakistan, he would have retired by now years ago. Since, he controls the state, he has refused to retire and honor the rules, regulations and discipline of the armed forces of Pakistan.
Finally, he was under oath to obey the orders of the lawful prime minister of Pakistan. In his oath, he had declared that he will obey all lawful orders given to him by his superiors without regard to any dangers and threats to my personal safety. Instead of accepting termination orders by the prime minister, general Musharraf took law in his own hands and used military power to oust, arrest, jail and exile the prime minister. Now, anyone who disagrees with him he advises him to go to court. Instead of himself going to court to challenge the orders of the prime minister, he chose to use power and illegally take over the state of Pakistan.
General Musharraf has proved time and again that he is not an honest and crdible man. He does not believe in rule of law and constitution. He is a serious threat to state institutions and state of Pakistan.
Anyone who aids, abets or supports him is acting against the interests of Pakistan.
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