LAHORE – All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) founder Pervez Musharraf, terming ISI a lifeline for the security of the country, has said any attempt to weaken the ISI and Pakistan Army will destabilise Pakistan.
He was addressing the LUMS students through a video conference on Sunday.
Hinting at the possibilities of newly-born APML’s support for Imran Khan’s PTI, he said that APML could stand by PTI if Imran Khan would take up the challenge of doing away with the crises facing the country and strengthening Pakistan.
Alleging PML-N and PPP for creating serious crises in the country, he said the masses should get rid of PML-N and PPP in the best interest of the country and vote out both the political parties from power in the next elections.
Recalling blunders of his regime, he said that banning media and striking the infamous NRO were the biggest mistakes of his government. Musharraf claimed the premier Shaukat Aziz had forwarded the reference against Chief Justice of Pakistan during his tenure and he acted on the reference in accordance with the Constitution. He said the decision of November 3 was a joint decision of the prime minister, military and the ruling party at that time.
Former president said that Afghanistan might face a 1989-90-like situation if a stable political government had not been established in Kabul before the exit of Nato forces. He said the US administration had realised the fact that stability in Afghanistan couldn’t be ensured without Pakistan’s assistance, however the incumbent Pakistan government failed to take a clear stance on Haqqani network.