Musharrafs image repair team receives criticism in US

December 1st, 2007 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): The Pakistan Governments image repair team led by Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Nasim Ashraf has been scathingly criticised at the Asia Society, New York, a media report has claimed.

According to the Daily Times, the Pakistan Mission to the UN had advised the Musharraf regime against sending such a delegation to the US at a time when things were already easing up at home. Similar advice was also sent from London, but Islamabad thought otherwise.

The main effort of the three speakers Ashraf, Barrister Mohammad Asif Ali Saif and former member of the National Assembly (MNA) Kashmala Tariq was directed at denigrating the Supreme Court and its deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the daily said.

Many members of the audience accused the speakers of distorting facts and even lying.

Former MNA Tariq and Barrister Saif accused Chaudhry and Justice Khalilur Rahman Ramday of working in tandem with Aitzaz Ahsan, a conspiracy that was backed by former premier Nawaz Sharif, to get rid of President Pervez Musharraf.

Saif said Aitzaz Ahsan was planning to form the Justice Party which would have been headed by Justice Chaudhry.

Ali Ahsan, son of Aitzaz Ahsan who works for the United Nations, and who was among the audience, denounced the delegation as a bunch of liars.

Nicholas Platt said, Lawyers talk too much, while asking Saif to shorten his speech. (ANI)

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