Pakistan’s President Musharraf Pleads for U.S. Support


Pervez Musharraf, the president of Pakistan, pleads in an op-ed in the Washington Post for continued support from the United States.

He declares himself ready to work with the newly elected parliament to achieve Pakistan’s three main tasks: defeating terrorism, building democracy and creating a foundation for economic growth.

He says that history shows that a peaceful transition to democracy requires the leadership of government and the willingness of the population to embrace democratic ideals, and says it is now time for government leaders to work together and, as he puts it, do our part.

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