Musharrafs policies led to increasing isolation of Pakistan: BenazirNovember 25th, 2007 - 3:32 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 25 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that the suspension of Pakistans membership by the Commonwealth had demonstrated once again that the Musharraf regimes policies had led to increasing isolation of the country and had harmed the vital interests of its people.
“The suspension of Pakistan from the Commonwealth shows that the concerns of the democratic forces in the country are shared by the international community as well,” Bhutto said.
Bhutto asked the Musharraf regime to immediately reverse its policies aimed at strengthening dictatorship so as to end Pakistans isolation.
She said those who claimed Pakistan First had been exposed as their policies were driven by Self First and not Pakistan First.
The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting in Kampala on Thursday suspended Pakistan from the 53-nation bloc pending the return of the rule of law following the imposition of emergency rule earlier this month.
Bhutto also assured Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal President Qazi Hussain Ahmed that the PPP would go along with the other opposition parties over participation or boycott of elections.
In a message sent to Qazi Hussain through Leader of the Opposition in Senate Raza Rabbani, Bhutto said the PPP saw no possibility of fair and free elections and was filing nomination papers under protest, the Daily Times reported.
Bhutto said that opposition parties would be in a better position to take a collective decision after the return of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday. (ANI)
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