Q- How did Musharaff establish his rule in Pakistan?
Answer- In 1999 General Musharaff led a military coup in October month in Pakistan. He overthrow automatically elected government and declared himself the ‘Chief Executive’ of the country. Later, he changed his designation to that of a president and in 2002, he held a referendum in the country that granted him a five-year extension.
Pakistani media, human rights organizations and democracy activists said that the referendum was based on unfair means and malpractices. In August 2002 he established ‘Legal Framework Order’ that amended the constitution of Pakistan. According to this order, the president can dismiss the national or provincial assemblies. The work of the civilian cabinet is supervised by a National Security council which is dominated by military officers.