South Asia Monitor: Pakistan: Musharraf's First Hundred Days - March 01, 2000
March 1, 2000
General Pervez Musharraf has mixed results from his first hundred days as chief executive of Pakistan. His prosecution of defaulters on government loans has been active, but there are few concrete results on the rest of his goals, and relations with India are dangerously bad. As with earlier military regimes, he seems to be expanding his control over independent institutions, starting with the judiciary. That pattern holds a cautionary note for the new administration: the popularity that greeted the new military rulers eventually runs out, and at that point people begin to look for results.