Removing me from COAS post was Nawaz Sharif's blunder: Musharraf

Musharraf claims Shahbaz Sharif was not aware of Nawaz Sharif's move to remove him.

Express October 13, 2011
Removing me from COAS post was Nawaz Sharif's blunder: Musharraf

Former President Pervez Musharraf says that removing him from the post of Chief of Army Staff was a “blunder” on Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif’s part.

Speaking on the show “Frontline” on Express News, he claimed that even Shahbaz Sharif was not aware of this move and he had later informed Musharraf about it.

Recalling his tenure as army chief, Musharraf said he was on good terms Shahbaz Sharif and current Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

The former president said that while he was serving as army chief, he had told Shahbaz Sharif on several occasions to tell Nawaz Sharif  to improve governance and work for the improvement of the economy.

The PML-N had earlier demanded that the government register a case under Article 6 (High Treason) against Musharraf for abrogating the constitution and dislodging the democratically elected government on October 12, 1999.


Mujtba | 12 years ago | Reply


Yes an elected prime minister does have the right to fire COAS, but not by this stupid way by refusing landing of a plane carrying innocent 300 people, and diverting the plane to India. Does this make a sense? Is this the right way to remove a COAS?

Maria | 12 years ago | Reply

Let me get this right- if an elected Prime Minister in a democracy removes a general it is a "blunder". Does Musharraf not know that in all democratic constitutions, an elected official has the right to remove a general? I agree with the commentators who say that Nawaz Sharif's biggest blunder was to make such a character as Musharraf the COAS without realising this man's intelligence or lack of it!

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