Fauzia to contest election against Musharraf
Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, on Saturday filed nomination papers on NA-250 Karachi to contest polls against the former President, Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf.
Talking to media on the occasion, Dr Fauzia said by challenging dictator Musharraf she is reviving the tradition of mother of the nation Fatima Jinnah. She said Fatima Jinnah had boldly contested polls against Gen Ayub. She said I am also the daughter of nation and by challenging Musharraf I am bring back to life the pro-democracy tradition of the Madar-eMillat. She predicted that defeat would be the fate of Musharraf.
Dr Fauzia said the whole na- tion knows Musharraf as a symbol of oppression, coercion, exploitation, cruelty and enmity to democracy and justice. She said at this crucial time of general elections the real face of Musharraf is fully unveiled before the people. She said let us see the response of the democratic forces.
She said the so-called war on terror has given Pakistan bitter fruits of human trafficking, missing persons, terrorism, price hike and joblessness. It has robbed our respect and national honor. She said dictator Musharraf also belittled our security forces and with the defeat of Musharraf their morale would be enhanced. She said this is why she decided to challenge the dictator.—Online