Former President Pervez Musharraf, in an interview, revealed that the Sharif brothers had ‘begged’ him to let them go.
While speaking to Kamran Shahid on Frontline (Express News), Musharraf said that he forgave Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif and let them go at the behest of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The former president said that he did not believe in the politics of vendetta.
He said that he had no personal enmity against the Sharif brothers, and even though they had made a big mistake when his plane was about to crash, he still ‘forgave and forgot’ the episode.
Earlier in another interview, Musharraf revealed that Pakistan had trained underground militant groups to fight in Kashmir, stating Nawaz Sharif’s apathy to the Kashmir issue as one of the reasons for pursuing this strategy.
Responding to this, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah strongly condemned Musharraf, calling him a traitor who must be tried in court.
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