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Musharraf wanted to replace Jinnah on currency: Ex-PM – Indian Express

Pakistan’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf wanted his photograph to replace that of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the country’s currency notes, according to an ex-prime minister.

Mir Zafar Ullah Khan Jamali, the prime minister appointed by Musharraf in 2002, disclosed that the former president wanted to print his photo in place of Jinnah on Pakistani currency notes, but he refused.

“I refused and told him that Quaid-e-Azam is the identity of the nation and people cannot forget the services of Pakistan’s founder,” Jamali was quoted as telling a private TV channel by Online news.

Jamali, seen as being close to Musharraf, was elected as prime minister on November 21, 2002 after the general elections of October 2002.

Musharraf, who seized power in 1999, stepped down in 2008 and now lives in London as he plans his entry into Pakistan’s politics.

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