NEW YORK - Former military ruler and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) President Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Monday admitted the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was his mistake, but claimed that no female student or girl was killed in the Lal Masjid tragedy.
Talking to media on the sidelines of his party meeting, Musharraf said he never claimed that he had got Nawab Akbar Bugti murdered. The former president admitted that the NRO was his mistake and on oath claimed that no female student or girl was killed in the Lal Masjid tragedy.
Talking of his return to Pakistan, he said he would neither seek mercy from anyone nor would he beg for pardon. But, he again didn’t give any definite date of his return to the homeland.
Musharraf said he would be going to Pakistan before elections and his party, by participating in the polls as a third political alternative, would change the existing system.
He said if they provided him with the same level of security as he provided to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto during his tenure, he would be pleased. He vowed to face all eventualities on his return to Pakistan, including the cases and arrest.