Military intervention in Pak politics must stop forever: Sharif

March 25th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

Lahore, Mar.25 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has expressed concern over the relentless military intervention in the countrys politics.
Sharif said that stability in Pakistan cannot be achieved until the Armys intervention is stopped.
We have to stop military intervention forever. There must be no military intervention in the politics in future, The News qouted Sharif, as saying.
Commenting over a history of military coups that Pakistan has, he said: A country where there is military intervention after every seven to 10 years and martial law is common, the situation is very serious.
Sharifs call for no military interference comes at a time when it is being widely reported that the Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had restrained from taking over the reigns of Pakistan during the recent political crisis.
Sharif called upon all political parties of the country to join hands to pull Pakistan out of the crisis which it is facing at the moment.
He also urged the international community including the United States and Britain to help Pakistan over come the difficult situation and agreed upon a need of a revamped strategy for the war on terror in the region.
The new US administration has taken charge and Pakistan is happy to sit with all stakeholders and formulate an effective policy on the war against terror, Sharif said.
Replying to a question that whether he would like to see himself as the next Prime Minister of the country, Sharif said: People would take this decision, as they have elected me twice as prime minister and chief minister. If they give me the honour I would be happy to serve them. (ANI)

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