ATP Poll: Pakistan After Musharraf, Redeaux

Posted on October 19, 2008
Filed Under >Adil Najam, ATP Poll, Politics
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Adil Najam

Back on August 18, 2008 – right before Gen. Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation – we conducted an ATP Poll asking our readers what Pakistan would look like after Musharraf. Now, two months after the event, it seems like a good time to repeat the question. So, here is our new ATP Poll. Do tell us what you think? We have tried to match the wording of the questions to those asked last time so that one can have better comparison.

The results of our previous poll on the subject, were interesting, but not surprising.

Partisans on each side dominated the discussion, and the numbers (these are respresentative of no greater truth than the readership of this blog and the passions of those on any side).  Around a third of the respondents (34 percent) felt that things would generally become better; somewhat more (42 percent) felt things would generally get worse; some 22 percent felt that only faces will change and no other real change would materialize.

So, now that we have two months under our belt, what can we say? Or, and maybe, it is still too early to say anything? If so, we can always do this again in a few months and see how and if opinions change.

61 responses to “ATP Poll: Pakistan After Musharraf, Redeaux”

  1. Patriotism of Pakistanis could be tested any where in the world by asking them to help their country in rainy days but what about super class of people (richest fuedals, industrialists, drug lords and above all the politicians who successfully run the highly profitable business of politics in the Pakistan. An estimated rate of profit in Pakistani politics is 1000 to million per cent, details can be calculated by politicians increasing wealth. Majority of Pakistanis living abroad are labor class and highly skilled professional. No body give them money for nothing. They have to work hard for it. Some of them are businessmen who also work very hard to earn their fortune. There is no favor or nepotism in open markets of the world. After all these hard work they should give money to the country because few people of super class have taken country wealth abroad. I have lived and worked in Middle East and visited Europe and now living in USA for last 10 years, I found average Pakistan more patriotic that upper class of the country. We are ready to come forward again and will help/ invest in the country but this upper class should be stopped to taking national wealth abroad and participate accordingly in saving and investing in the country. At present two richest group of politician in power, they should provide the biggest share instead of going for begging to the rich nations. The richest nations are not rich by begging but by hard work. The upper class should go and observe how hard Chinese are working, come to USA and observe how people work and live here.The government of Pakistan should imediatly issue foreign currency investment bond offering good rate of return still better than IMF and world Bank, We Pakistanis abroad will buy with our savings and is a great help. The bonds should be gaureneted by international authorities The editor of Pakistan Times is a talented lady who invite us to write these comments. Her services are highly appreciated by Pakistanis living abroad. Pray for the country where majority population is helpless in front of few exploiters of supper class of rich politicians and defense forces have no choice but to defend them in the system. All the best. KHWAJA AFTAB ALI, Advocate & I.P. Attorney

  2. MileStone says:

    usharraf is coming back. Beware International criminal Playboy Zardari and Coward Bhagora Badmash Sharif. f-coming-back-in-politics/#comments 17876

  3. Usman says:

    Channa ,
    Why not trial gainst Zardari!

    You fools; they havent event changed 52B (President’s powers) yet.

  4. Aamir Ali says:


    now I think you are deluding yourself. A high command salary, plus presidential salary and commission for writing a book that goes at least in hundreds of thousands of dollars, is more than enough to build a farmhouse like Musharraf’s.

    Surrey Palace and Raiwind on the other hand, are the work of multi-millionaires.

  5. banker says:

    No one can afford such a luxurious pad just by cashing checks as army officer or from a single pack of lies known as “In the line of Fire”

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