Retired Pak Air Marshal fears army intervention in country

January 16th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Benazir Bhutto

Lahore, Jan 16 (ANI): Retired Air Marshal and Tehreek-e-Istaqlal chief, Asghar Khan anticipates military intervention sooner than later, as the present Pakistan Government has failed miserably during its nearly yearlong rule.

Addressing the general house of the Lahore High Court Bar Association on Thursday, Khan said the present situation in the country is of serious concern, as performance of the rulers is almost nil.

The Nation quoted him as saying that the need of hour is fresh election within three months under the auspices of a national government to be immediately formed.

He warned that military intervention might become unavoidable if the same situation prevails.

Commenting on President Zardaris statement that he knew the killers of Benazir Bhutto, Asghar Khan said if that is the case why was Zardari not getting the matter investigated and having the killers arrested.

He said that as Air Chief he always kept his institution out of power on the civil side, and added that the army learns lessons from the past, and repels acceptance of unconstitutional orders of the rulers.
On the lawyers movement, he said, it was aimed at saving the country.

He supported the lawyers demand for the restoration of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and others, but added that the rulers did not appear to favour such a move. (ANI)

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