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The Musharraf Factor: Leading Pakistan to Inevitable Demise Paperback – January 9, 2006

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"In this incisive book, Abid Ullah Jan asks searching questions and offers provocative answers." - --Media Monitors Network

"[the author] convincingly demonstrates that Musharraf is merely one in a long series of corrupt leaders." - --Yahya Abdul Rehman; Montreal Muslim News.

a learned, tough-minded, intellectually courageous and timely warning... - --Dr. Khawaja Ashraf, Editor PAKISTAN WEEKLY, USA.

About the Author

Abid Ullah Jan is the author of A War on Islam? (2001), The End of Democracy (2003), The Musharraf Factor (2005) and Afghanistan: The Genesis of the Final Crusade (2006). He is a political analyst and journalist. He is associated with the Independent Centre for Strategic Studies and Analysis (www.icssa.org). A frequent commentator on global politics, his write-ups are published widely in various leading publications around the world.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Publishing; Ist edition (December 8, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973368713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973368710
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,414,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the most irritating book for the Musharraf sympathisers, who are using a number of adjectives to discredit this great analysis from an impartial analyst from Musharraf's native land.

The writer is evident from the very title: The Musharraf Factor: Leading Pakistan to its Inevitable Demise, which proves that this is not a tirad against a single dictator-in-chief ruling Pakistan, but study that explain a multitude of factors that were already crippling Pakistan.

After reading the book, or at least the complete title, one finds the answer to some critics who call this work a "conjecture." mr. Jan proves that Musharraf has become "the last straw on the camels back." Musharraf is not the only reason that will lead Pakistan into its demise as some critics try to conclude from reading the last half the title of the book.

The books would have been based on conjecture, if the author had put all responsibility for the failing of Pakistan on the shoulders of dictator Musharraf. To negate assertion of Musharraf's sympathizers, one has to look at the first portion of the book's title: The Musharraf Factor, which answers concerns of the desperate critics and prove them wrong in their conclusions about the book when they could not understand the even the title, or deliberately try to make readers focus on only the last half of the title.

Admission of General Musharraf in his latest book proves Abid Jan in his conlcusions which he draw long before publication of the dicator's memoir.
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Far from proving his case at all, Mr Abid has merely expressed a cynical pessimistic viewpoint. Journalistic to a 't.'

The real truth may well be quite different: what if General Musharraf had not decided to 'bout face on Pakistan's support for the Taliban, then what would the super-bully US have done with us then? In which case, history will justify the good General as the saviour of the nation!

But Mr Abid has not discussed this thesis at all! He merely spouts his own poison. And what sort of confidence in an Islamic paradise is this - the author keeps himself out of harms way in, dare I say it, 'secular' Canada! And what has he done to help the situation in Pakistan? I can't see anything! Really.

Yes, there are problems ensuing from General Musharraf's decision to align with the US' objectives again, as Abid raises, but the problems which may have resulted from failing to do so may well have been much worse.

I still have Gen. Musharraf's own account of events on my shelf ('In the line of fire') - I think I'll read it next.
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Mr Jan, has once again proved that his hate for Pakistan and its place in world pushes him to the last extent to write these kinds of books. I must say he writes very well from the point of view of a hate monger and a total pessimist. It feels as if he is trying to please some people in and around the south east Asia. If you want to read this than must say get some pain killers because your head will hurt a lot!!!!!
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I quickly browsed this book and found it no less than a mirror for the corrupt politicians (both religious and secular) in Pakistan and its enemies abroad. It is a warning for the lost nation and opportunist leadership at home, and it is a glad tiding for those who have been sorking since Pakistan's inception to undermine it
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