CHITRAL, April 10: On February 21, 2014, a woman from Chitral while talking to ChitralToday said she was ready to die for Musharraf. Now a middle-aged man from Garam Chashma, another fan of the former military ruler, has come up with the offer that he should be hanged or flogged in place of Musharraf. “I am ready to be flogged or hanged in place of Pervez Musharraf who is my ideal in life and the benefactor of the people of Chitral,” said Mir Baig of the Murdan village. Baig came all the way from his home in the Garam Cashma valley to the Chitral town and held a press conference to say that he was distressed after being told by people that Musharraf was about to be punished. “I will feel pride to face the punishment for him.” Mr. Baig said the former general was the one to make the dream of Lowari tunnel a reality which was the greatest impediment in the progress of Chitral which remained cut off from the rest of the country for five months of the year. He said that thousands of people have been perished in their attempt to cross the Lowari Pass in the winter and early spring and this will never happen from now on due to the construction of the tunnel.
How can we forget Musharraf who visited Chitral every year during his rule and each time bestowed upon us new development projects like Shandur-Chitral road, Golen Gol hydropower project, truck-able bridge at Mastuj and Booni-Shagram road: Mir BaigEach and every Chitrali, he said, was indebted to Pervez Musharraf and are perturbed over the situation through which he is passing and every one in the valley is ready to embrace death for him. He burst into tears on this occasion and appealed to the government to spare Musharraf as he was ready to die for him along with his children.–Zahiruddin For the Chitrali woman’s story, read at this link: https://www.chitraltoday.net/2014/02/21/i-am-ready-to-die-for-musharraf/#sthash.L4b7abV9.dpbs]]>