Mushar­raf an­nounces re­turn to Pak­istan

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Former Pres­i­dent Gen.(R) Pervez Mushar­raf on Fri­day an­nounced to re­turn to Pak­istan af­ter one week of es­tab­lish­ment of the in­terim government to take part in the coming elec­tions. "It is now or never for me so I have de­cided to go back to Pak­istan".

He made this an­nounce­ment in a press con­fer­ence in Dubai. He said he will pre­fer to come to Karachi first. He also an­nounced APML will take part in elec­tions ac­tively.

He said Pak­istan is at the cross­roads and the na­tional in­tegrity is on stake. Elec­tions are around the cor­ner and I ex­pect elec­tions should take place on time. He ap­pealed to the Pak­istani to act be­cause this is the rights time to act.

He said Pak­istani peo­ple are leav­ing the coun­try be­cause of bad gov­er­nance and faulty eco­nomic po­lices of the rulers. He said it will be dif­fi­cult to put things in or­der how­ever he will try its best to re­vive the econ­omy.

He also talked about ex­trem­ism adding th­ese trends will have to be con­trolled. He said not all Tal­iban are bad but those who re­sort to vi­o­lence are not Mus­lims.

Re­fer­ring to Quetta car­nage Pervez Mushar­raf said Hazara com­mu­nity is a peace lov­ing and pa­tri­otic com­mu­nity of Pak­istan. "I know many of them per­son­ally and can say on author­ity that they are well ed­u­ca­tion and peace lov­ing peo­ple. Killing them and that too bru­tally is not ac­cept­able", he added.

Talk­ing about the way for­ward he said in­ter­nal peace is key to in­ter­nal peace and se­cu­rity and he will try his best to en­sure in­ter­nal se­cu­rity of the coun­try.

"Pak­istan is the only Mus­lim nu­clear power but un­for­tu­nately we have not been able to ex­ploit our po­si­tion to the ben­e­fit of Pak­istan and Mus­lim ummah. Pak­istan is an im­por­tant coun­try and we have to make oth­ers be­lieve that Pak­istan is an im­por­tant state", he added.

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