He is gone but his legacy lives on. The General, General – Chief Executive, General – President and the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, has affected the future of Gilgit – Baltistan in many ways.
Starting from the Kargil war, an ill planned adventure that took lives of more than eight hundred soldiers of the NLI and also brought the Nishan -e- Haider for Shaheed Havaldar Lalik Jan of Yasin Valley along with other war medals, expansion of the Ghizar – Chitral road, establishment of Karakuram International University, construction of the Diamir – Bhasha Dam, establishment of Silk Route Dry Port, Sost, construction of Sadpara Dam, upgradation of the Nothern Areas Legislative Council to “Assembly” and, now, expansion of the Karakuram Highway there are many events that can be credited to the policies of Musharraf led governments in the center.
What is the real impact that Musharraf had on us, the people of Gilgit – Baltistan, good on worst!!