Musharraf’s spokesman refutes President’s resignation statement(lead:Mush spokesman)November 15th, 2007 - 6:24 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 14 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s spokesman has denied the British News channel statement that stated that Musharraf mulled over resigning.
Earlier, in the interview to the Sky TV, Musharraf said, “We, we have to see if there is a way that my going will ensure balance and stability in Pakistan. That is the best time that I would like to quit. OK? And I’m seeing that, I’m looking at that.”
“Now if my requirement is there to ensure that turmoil is avoided and we go into elections and an elected government comes in, that is the best way of handling it. The best way of handling it, the issue is of transition to democracy, which is my uniform issue, OK? That must be handled,” he added.
He further said, “The second issue is we must have elections and an elected government, because the elected, I have already declared that, so we must have elections, I must handle the uniform issue. I cannot be a President without … in uniform now. The choice after that is whether I should stay at all, that option is available to me.”
Musharraf also said in the interview that elections would be held under emergency.
Stating that he felt being let down by the West and betrayed by the media, Musharraf remarked, “I am not a dictator,” adding that he wanted to restore democracy in the country.
Musharraf said that it is due to the incorrect reporting of the media that Pakistan and the world are thinking that ‘I am getting weaker.’ (ANI)