RE - All Pakistan Muslim League chief Pervez Musharraf has accused PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif of selling out Kashmir during the visit of the then Indian prime minister and BJP leader Atal Behari Vajpaee claiming that the infamous Lahore Declaration did not contain even the name of Kashmir.
He was addressing his party leaders and workers on telephone here in the city on Saturday. He claimed the Kargil conflict revived the issue of Kashmir diverting the attention of the world community towards untold human right violations by the occupying Indian troops. The solution of Kashmir dispute was in sight during his tenure as president, he added.
Musharraf said the PPP remained in power thrice while the PML-N ruled the country twice but they failed to deliver either time and people were utterly disappointed on their performance. How could they expect that people would give them yet another chance to rule the country again, he said, adding in the coming elections masses would deny them the chance to secure power yet again.
The former president was very critical of Shahbaz Sharifs governments performance stating that during his stint as president, Punjab had Rs 87 billion in its kitty and questioned how come now the province was in debt of Rs 430 billion. Who was responsible for this grim scenario?, he asked.
The former chief of army staff did not spare the PPP saying it had been ruling this country for long and yet did not perform well. It should try to improve its performance graph, he advised. The PPP is confronted with issues like un-employment, poverty, loadshedding, deteriorating law and order situation and threat to national security, Musharraf said.
APML spokesman Fawad Chaudhry also addressed the gathering and claimed the people had started missing golden days of Musharraf era because they were facing far worse situation now. He assured his party workers that no one could resist the return of Pervez Musharraf to Pakistan.
He accused the Punjab government of creating hurdles in gathering of the people to attend the rally and listen to the telephonic address of their party chief.