Pak should learn from India where no martial law has been imposed: Sharif

December 26th, 2007 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin  

Nawaz Sharif
Lahore, Dec 26 (ANI): Former premier Nawaz Sharif has said that the Musharraf regime should learn lessons from India, where martial law has never been imposed nor has any dictator ever held the judiciary hostage to prolong his rule.
Addressing a public meeting in Rahim Yar Khan, Sharif said that one individual was compromising the judiciary and arresting judges.
“This one person was out to disintegrate the country. It is the PML-Ns national obligation to prevent him from achieving his designs,” he added.
Sharif said that the people had elected him as their Prime Minister, but Musharraf put him in jail, and added that Musharraf had broken his pledge, undermined the judiciary and abrogated the Constitution.
He said generals were ruling the country at the time East Pakistan was turned into Bangladesh in 1971. We are heading towards another tragedy today, he added.
“I was being asked not to conduct the nuclear test,” Sharif said, “but had I not carried out the blasts, India would have done it first.”
“The foundation of the current missile programme was laid down during my stint in power,” Sharif claimed.
He also said that as per a State Bank of Pakistan report, the Chaudhrys of Gujarat had got their loans written off to the tune of Rs 128 billion.
Despite their national crimes, the Chaudhrys are participating in general elections, he added.
The PML-N would recover every penny from the Chaudhrys if voted to power, the Daily Times quoted Sharif, as saying. (ANI)

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