Musharraf’s party launched in Sindh

Express June 08, 2010

KARACHI: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), the political party formed by former president Pervez Musharraf, launched its Sindh chapter at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday.

“We have tapped into trade unions, student organisations and political figures who are soon going to join us,” said Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif while addressing a press conference. However, he did not name any of these organisations or people.

Saif was accompanied by Major General (retired) Rashid Qureshi, the former DG Inter-Services Public Relations and spokesperson for Musharraf, as well as a few retired bureaucrats. “We don’t have to work hard to convince people; they are approaching us in large numbers to become members,” claimed Saif.

He added that Musharraf’s popularity was increasing in the West and many heads of state lauded his role and ideology. “I receive letters from Indian journalists who admit that Musharraf had a persona and that he outsmarted the media in the country that was considered an enemy,” said Qureshi.

To a question regarding Musharraf’s alleged involvement in Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, Qureshi said that the present government is not doing anything to probe the case. “Nobody dared take Musharraf’s name and he was not responsible,” he added.

To questions about the Lal Masjid operation and violation of the Constitution, Saif said that this was not the right time and forum to talk about these issues. As for funding, he said they believe that only Allah and the people of the country can help them and that they have not received any foreign funding. When asked about when Musharraf would return to Pakistan, Qureshi said that he could not give the exact dates but that he is likely to return just before the next general elections.

In response to a question regarding how they planned to gather support from the general public when Musharraf’s following is only on Facebook, Saif said they would contact the general public as well to maintain a balance.

Published in the Express Tribune, June 9th, 2010.


ahsan mahmood | 10 years ago | Reply Mr Pervez Musharaf is the only leader who has saved the country in many troubles and always spoke bluntly on any forum. Pakistan became more stronger where every person was earning with respect and had the capacity to sustain his family. Musharaf has brought good things and mostly people admit it. He has a bright future in Pakistani Politics and can handle the situation in better way and can put the doomed economy back on track. All things can,t be discussed openly as its impact can derail the process but unfortunately so called intellectuals only view him for few steps and some times I wonder why people do not talk facts? For them things are different and their comments leave strong and adverse print on the minds of Nation. Long Live Pakistan and poor people of Pakistan who are desperately waiting for a leader not the one who are non existent in the time of crises and busy in using Govt Funds for personal gains. (Facts can be verified on ground in all the flood hit areas where food and relief goods are used as a tool to keep people loyal to them.) May Allah bless Musharaf and Help him to face the crises and lead us out of uncertainty.
Niaz Hussain Channa | 11 years ago | Reply Gen (ret) Pervaiz Musharaf is the man having vision and implementation (both success factors). he is no doubt alearned man. he must come but a few steps like Bugti case, Lal Msjid, Justice Ch: case etc should not be repeated.these were the biggest mistakes done.
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