‘Pakistan first’ my life’s agenda, says Musharraf

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LONDON: Former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf has said that “Pakistan first” is the agenda and manifesto of his life.

In an interview with a private TV channel, Musharraf said everyone must play a role for the progress of Pakistan and that “we have to end terrorism and extremism from its roots. As it is the responsibility of entire world community, region and each of us to tackle”. “As a nation, we have to think about the progress of Pakistanis and we have to take steps for the social welfare of the masses, progress and development of Pakistan.

To maintain law and order, ensuring security for the property and lives of masses must be the top priority of the government,” he said. Musharraf further said he did not own a residence in the United Kingdom or United States and was currently staying with friends. He said he would soon visit Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

He said security of the state, progress and provision of education and health facilities were mandatory for the development of Pakistan. While talking about the Mumbai attacks he said Pakistan was a victim of terrorism itself. “Before accusing Pakistan, India must understand the role of Pakistan in the war against terrorism and must work with it to eliminate the curse of terrorism,” he maintained. online

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