Outsiders have no right to intrude in Pak in the name of fighting terror: Musharraf

March 30th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Lahore, Mar. 30 (ANI): Indicating the frequent US interference in Pakistan, former Pakistan President General (r) Pervez Musharraf has said that no outsider had any right to cross the border into Pakistan, and serious notice must be taken of any such actions.

Speaking to media at Islamabad airport before leaving for China on a 10-day visit, he said US forces must not stage drone attacks in Pakistan, as Pakistan is a sovereign country. He said Pakistan had to fight terrorists, but this was no excuse for allowing outsiders to intrude into its territory.

Meanwhile, Musharraf rejected all allegations against the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

“The ISI protects and projects Pakistan’s national interests. The whole nation should defend the ISI,” the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

Asked whether he would appear before court if he were tried under Article 6 of the constitution, he said: “We will cross that bridge when we come to it.”

Musharraf is visiting China on the invitation of the country’s government to deliver lectures.

“It’s my personal visit but I will be the Chinese government’s guest,” he said, adding that he would then travel to the UAE before returning to Pakistan in the middle of April. (ANI)

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