FAISALABAD/ISLAMABAD, Aug. 13 (TNS): Chairman All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has said that there is political chaos in the country to such an extent that not even educated people knows what will happen next day.
Addressing the public meeting at Dhobi Ghaat, Faisalabad, he said a political party in the government, taking out rallies, to malign apex court of the country which is disgraceful for the country in the world of international community. He stressed his allies to keep up this unity and they will become third largest political force of the country.
General Musharraf said that Pakistan is facing dangers from enemy countries. “But Pakistani people should trust its armed forces that will save the country with their full capability.” He said that he will soon announce schedule of his return to the country.
General Musharraf said that people respect decisions of the superior courts all around the world whereas PML-N showing disregard and disrespect taking out rallies while trampling upon and killing innocent people. “It is not for the first time, as PML-N has a history to attack the apex Supreme Court in the past. If Supreme Court takes action against me, it is good and if it takes actions against Nawaz Sharif it is bad.”
He said, “In our tenure in the government we improved lives of ordinary people. We provided basic necessities to ordinary man in villages and small town unlike mega projects in the big cities. We provided education and health facilities to the ordinary people and upgraded their livelihood. Above all, at our time in the government, Pakistan was respected worldwide. Pakistanis were travelling around the world with dignity and honor. Nations around the world respected this country and its passport holders. In our tenure Pakistan prospered in all important fields like telecommunication, infrastructure, industries and agriculture etc. We did practical work unlike PML-N and PPP. Serving this country for 9 years, when I left, Pakistan People Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) destroyed the country in every respect. PPP in its five years tenure did nothing except loot and plunder. PPP government installed not even a single project. They just looted the money and shifted out of country. PML-N doing the same with exaggerated claims of boosting the economy.”
General Musharraf said that PML-N has destroyed economy of the country. “First time in the history, Pakistan’s foreign debts reached 80 billion dollars while no investment coming from abroad.”
He further said, “Pakistan’s exports dropped by 5 to 6 billion dollars. More than 100 textile units in Faisalabad had gone closed. The ultimate result of which is unemployment that increase poverty and hunger. It was during our tenure that Pakistan prospered in every field from agriculture to industries. We constructed new dams.”
General Musharraf said that the claims of PML-N regarding representation of public were fake. “In 2013 elections, PML-N received only 17% votes that too from Punjab. PML-N is regional party that is a threat to the federation. He said that he is happy that people from different political parties came to attend this public meeting. Together we shall rise to form a third political force in the country. We have to rise above our regional identities and become Pakistanis first he added.”
Addressing to the meeting APML secretary general Dr Muhammad Amjad said that Dhobi Ghat bears historical significance. “It is the origin of large scale movements and we also started our campaign from here. Such a large gathering of people is a proof that people want change and how much they love and trust General Musharraf.”
Meeting was also addressed by APML Chief Organizer Syed Faqeer Hussain Bukhari, APML Faisalabad division President Nadeem Saleemi, AJ&K organizer Javed Iqbal, President KPK Termeer Khan, President Baluchistan Moazzam Ali Baloch, Organizer Sindh Dr Hassan, Organizer Punjab Dr Farrukh Cheema, Former Prime Minister AJ&K Sardar Ateeq, President Awam League Riaz Fatiana, Sahibzada Hamid Raza of Sunni Ittehad Council, Amjad Warraich of National Muslim League, Allama Nasir Shirazi of Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen and others. Representatives from APML allied parties including Muslim League-Junejo, Awam League, Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Muslim League Council were also present at the occasion. APML central organizing secretary Mehreen Malik Adam, President women wing Fatima Malhi, Youth organizer Raja Saqib and others were also there in the meeting.