History Lesson


This plaque on the wall of the lobby at the Islamabad Club is always good for refreshing one’s memory of the list of heads of state Pakistan has had from Ayub Khan onwards. And a useful illustration of the fact that half of them have been military men.

Hopefully, Gen. Zia-ul-Haq will remain the record-holder for longest-standing patron – even though Gen. Musharraf seems to be trying his utmost to surpass him.

6 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on May 13th, 2008 @ 8:46 am

    Why’s tarar in orange :~)

    Seemingly Musharraf wont be able to reach the "landmark" ..!

    ps: Include this in 5th class’ social studies book!

  2. sceptic on May 13th, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

    Not all of them were heads of the state. ZA Bhutto was NOT a head of state for the period 1974-77. During the period Bhutto was the head of the government.

  3. sceptic on May 13th, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

    * correction 1973-77

  4. Hasan Mubarak (hasanmubarak) on May 14th, 2008 @ 12:30 am

    @A4P: Yeah, that would add to the Ratta burden on poor kids…

  5. crazymonkey on May 14th, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

    Hasan, were you a ratta master as a kid?! Tsk tsk.

  6. shez on May 27th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm

    i think musharraf is very stubbon, he’s gona stay n beat zia-ul-haq. God help us plz !

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