APML paramount manifesto is 'Pakistan'

Published: June 18, 2010
Musharraf is expected to hold consultative meetings with his supporters and assume chairmanship of his political party while in Dubai. PHOTO: PPI

Musharraf is expected to hold consultative meetings with his supporters and assume chairmanship of his political party while in Dubai. PHOTO: PPI

Former president General (Rtd) Pervez Musharraf is expected to arrive in Dubai by the end of July as stage one of his return to Pakistan.

Barrister Saif Ali informed the media of Musharraf’s return while addressing a press conference at the Hyderabad Press Club,Thursday night. He said that Musharraf would hold consultative meetings with his supporters and will also assume the chairmanship of his newly formed political party.

He informed the media that the party had launched its contact drive and  the party’s paramount manifesto is ‘Pakistan’ and its entire struggle would be for the development, peace and prosperity of the country.

To a question Saif said “A large number of PML-Q workers support Musharraf, more than they do the Chaudhries, and will flock to join the party,” he added while trying to play down the significance of the advice which the Chaudhries lent to Musharraf against returning to Pakistan.

When asked about the problems Musharraf would face with regard to proclaiming the emergency and issuing the NRO, Barrister Saif replied that Musharraf was not the beneficiary of NRO and that he had been vested with the right to promulgate an ordinance in the capacity of the President of Pakistan.

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jun 18, 2010 - 10:59PM

    There is a strong possibility that General (R) Pervez Musharraf may act in a different manner when he will become head of his own faction group.

    He may admit that it was his basic fault when he removed the Chief Justice of Pakistan from his official status which in fact led to the downfall of General (R) Musharraf.

    He may also admit that it was not appropriate for him to conduct an operation in Balochistan due to which Nawab Akber Khan Bugti died.

    He may even go beyond in admitting the fact that Lal Masjid operation was an unwisely act of his government.

    Running affairs as Head of the State and being Head of the Political Party are two different affairs.

    Now General (R) Pervez Musharraf will be entering into politics as a civilian.

    Since ever PML(Q) lost power in the last elections, it would be a difficult task for APML party men to gain the favour of PML(Q) supporters. PML(Q) supporters are loyal to Chaudhry’s of Gujrat and not to any one else.

    Once Sheikh Rasheed was also loyal to PML(Q) but when he lost the election, he made his own faction group which is AML.

    The next elections will be quite interesting. There will be three major political party’s players:

    (1) Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, (2) Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and (3) General (R) Pervez Musharraf.

    (2) I am not counting Chaudhry’s of Gujrat as major players as they have already played their innings with General (R) Pervez Musharraf.

    (3) Since General (R) Pervez Musharraf does not have any past experience of running a political party; he has to depend a lot on his own party men.

    On the other hand MQM is also looking forward to nominate its candidates from all over Pakistan. Though at the moment MQM has little support but there is a possibility that MQM may enter Punjab and win the hearts and minds of middle class voters.

    Let us put our fingers cross and wait till the time the date of next election are announced by the Election Commission. Recommend

  • Lal Shahbaz
    Jun 19, 2010 - 4:28PM

    Yes and I believe it was this very slogan “Pakistan first” which Musharraf used to commit all his evils, be it stomping his foot on the constitution (not once but several times), immoral politics, clash with the judiciary, Balochistan operation, missing persons and a whole lot more. You name it and this man had done it… all in the Paramount interest of Pakistan.

    So we should brace ourselves and see what is left still to do in the interest of Pakistan, I tremble in fear and disgust.Recommend

  • riaz malik
    Oct 14, 2010 - 12:31PM

    Dear sir
    you have done well to announce the name of political party. it will good if you come in pakistan and serv the nation.Recommend

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