OCCUPATION: Pakistan Army Chief
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Took the reins of military power from a gelded President Pervez Musharraf last November, and began moving Pakistan's most stable national institution out of the blast zone of politics...
CON: ...though perhaps not quickly enough. Benazir Bhutto's assassination occurred in Rawalpindi, a fortified army town, further eroding the military's prestige and sparking rumors of a conspiracy. The new coalition government wants more negotiation with militants in Waziristan, where Pakistani armed forces are attacked by Taliban-allied fighters almost as often as they're accused of collaborating with them.
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