Musharraf avoided national reconciliation bid in 2001: Shahbaz Sharif

November 14th, 2007 - 2:10 am ICT by admin  
He also charged President Bush of forcing Musharraf to side with the US in its war against terrorism after 9/11.

He claimed that during Nawaz Sharif’s premiership complete harmony prevailed in Pakistan whereas, now the blood of innocents was being spilled in North and South Waziristan.

Pakistan, he said, is passing through a severe crisis, and therefore, Musharraf should hand over power to elected representatives.

October 12 would always be remembered as the blackest day in Pakistan history as eight years ago an elected government was overthrown by a general, Shahbaz told reporters from London.

e described the recent presidential election hoax, as Musharraf had got himself re-elected in uniform from a Parliament, which was nearing its demise.

According to the Dawn he also criticised the National Reconciliation Ordinance, saying it had been promulgated by Musharraf to convince politicians to re-elect him in uniform, ignoring national interests.

Giving indemnity to politicians facing corruption charges was not part of the Charter of Democracy signed by the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy, as claimed by Bhutto, he said.

Shahbaz also said that law and order situation in Pakistan had gone out of control. (ANI)

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