Jun 232008

Says he won’t flee, his home being built in Chak Shahzad

Decision on terror war in consultation with military leadership

Sharifs violating the deal

Nadeem Hussain

ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf has said that he has three options: to remain seated and watch the situation, to quit the office without completing his agenda or initiate the agenda of his reforms.
In an interview to the Channel Five, he said that it was not his nature and training to be a mere spectator and leave things unfinished. The president said he had not decided about initiating his agenda of reforms.

About situation in Balochistan, he said a separatist movement has started in the province after the general elections, adding before the polls there was no such movement. “We will have to think about the future of Pakistan,” he suggested.

Musharraf said he had a plan about his future, adding his house near to complete in Chak Shehzad near Islamabad. “I will not go out of Pakistan,” he said. “I will play golf, read books and can think about writing books,” he said.

The president said he was a democrat and believed in respecting the will of the people. “If people want Nawaz Sharif or Benazir Bhutto who am I to stop them,” he said. Musharraf said he initiated that process of national reconciliation. He said Sharif brothers returned to Pakistan under an agreement and they were violating the agreement.

He said things were going well but the murder of Benazir Bhutto created a lot of confusion and disturbed the whole plan. About his meeting with the late PPP leader, he said she (Benazir) had agreed with him that he (Musharraf) would look after security, foreign and defence affairs. Musharraf assured the late PPP leader that he would not interfere in administrative matters of the state. He said economic condition of the country was not satisfactory and foreigners were not investing in Pakistan, adding the government should take the economic situation seriously.

Musharraf said the policy against terrorism was a result of the discussion within the military thinktanks and the military had worked hard on the issue. He suggested that the present government should devise a prudent policy regarding terrorism soon.

Courtesy: the post, 23/6/2008

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