Former military ruler and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief General (R) Pervez Musharraf on Monday admitted that the NRO was his mistake, but he claimed that no female students or girls were killed in the Lal Masjid tragedy.
Talking to media here in New York on the sidelines of his party meeting, Musharraf said he had never claimed that he got Nawab Akbar Bugti murdered. “When the people talk of cessation, then the state will come into action,” Musharraf explained.
Former president admitted that the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was his mistake and on oath claimed that no girl-students or girls were killed in the Lal Masjid tragedy.
He said that back home he would neither seek mercy from anyone nor would beg for pardon. But, he again didn’t give any definite date of his return to the homeland.
Musharraf said that he would be going to Pakistan before elections where his party by participating in the elections as a third political alternative would change the existing system.
He said that if they provide him the same level of security as he provided to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto during his tenure, he would be pleased. He said that he was prepared to face all eventualities on his return to Pakistan including the cases and the arrest.