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Wish Upon a Musharraf

“I would like to move away from the sham democracy we have had in Pakistan,” Gen. Pervez Musharraf told Time magazine in December 1999, less than two months after seizing power in a bloodless coup that deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Musharraf was the head of the Pakistani military. “I want a true democracy at the grass-roots level,” he continued, “where people can govern themselves and run their own health programs and road construction. I intend to devolve power from the center to the provinces and from the provinces to the districts.” It didn't work out quite as Pervez fibbingly fantasized. See a full profile of the dictatorial Musharraf...

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