Media watch: Musharraf's revelations

Published: October 7, 2010
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General Musharraf continues his attack on politicians after he launched his party, the APML.

General Musharraf continues his attack on politicians after he launched his party, the APML.

Chaudhry brothers, Jamali are liars, says Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf said that he did not want presence of Benazir Bhutto or Nawaz Sharif in the country at the time of elections. He said Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain had objected to Benazir Bhutto’s becoming prime minister for the third term. He said both brothers were on same page on scrapping of the cases against Benazir because no court verdicts were coming. (thenews.com.pk)

Musharraf promised to send troops to Iraq: Jamali

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on Wednesday claimed that former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf had pledged to the US to send a Pakistani military contingent for the Iraq attack. Talking to a private TV channel, Jamali added that he had brought the matter of “Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s abduction to the former president’s knowledge, but he had advised him to stay silent”. (dailytimes.com.pk)

Gilani asks NA to leave Musharraf ‘to himself’

After Chaudhry Nisar made a scathing criticism of Pervez Musharraf for his reported admission that Pakistan army had trained militants to fight in Indian-held Kashmir, the prime minister said: “I have told him (the opposition leader) privately, and say it again, that it will be better to leave him (Gen Musharraf) to himself.” Amir Wasim (dawn.com)

Treason

General Musharraf’s political antics in London since he announced his new political party were seen by most in Pakistan as amusing, if somewhat full of fanciful expectations. However, he has now crossed the red line by making a statement about Pakistan training Kashmir freedom fighters that is irresponsible and damaging to Pakistan. As someone who was not only COAS but also President, he was privy to many confidential pieces of information – which he was sworn to keep confidential even after leaving office. Instead, for his own bizarre reasons, he has now apparently gone public on a most sensitive issue and India has jumped at the opportunity offered. (nation.com.pk)

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Reader Comments (20)

  • Realist
    Oct 7, 2010 - 4:59PM

    He has now shown what he really is. Recommend

  • muhammad amjad
    Oct 7, 2010 - 5:24PM

    well,at least he had the courage to bring up the issue of the ethnic cleansing of punjabis in balochistan where they have been living for 40,50 years.All the free media & the great,fearless anchors had conveniently ignored this subject while hundreds of punjabis were targetted & murdered in balochistan.

    The PML-N maintians its shameful silence on this target killing.So do our tv channels.At least musharaf had the courage to bring it up in his geo interview .Recommend

  • TorquoiSe
    Oct 7, 2010 - 6:34PM

    Just trying to get some media attention…Recommend

  • Bilal
    Oct 7, 2010 - 6:53PM

    he has the guts to speak truth and act patriotically.these Chaudhry brothers and Jamali who were licking his boots during his tenure are the biggest political liers which our nation can ever witness. Now they are looking for an opportunity to join nawaz league, and shaking hands with Mush can be fatal for their evil plans. So the best option they have is to just get out of 2002-2007 mess and blame each and everything on Musharraf. An educated, well-informed person with a sharp eye on the dirty politics of our country can guess their plans very easily. though it is sad for 60% of our illiterate voters who don’t have common sense! Recommend

  • Babruk
    Oct 7, 2010 - 7:06PM

    Musharraf is exposing his real self. he is power hungry with little brains.Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Oct 7, 2010 - 8:14PM

    president musharraf doesnt NEED media attention Realist and TorquoiSe. You’re imbeciles to believe that this is part of some attention grabbing strategy. His spokesman has already denied that he made a statement about Kashmiri freedom groups being formed. As far as everything else, people will need to listen to what he says to understand how much propaganda he has faced. That is the only way he will gain legitimacy, and I am sure he will. Recommend

  • Murad Khan
    Oct 7, 2010 - 9:43PM

    Much better than the current lot of thieves Recommend

  • SKChadha
    Oct 7, 2010 - 10:41PM

    So, nobody denies what Musharraf had stated about training of Terrorist by Pak Establishment … !!! If that be so, is it not the violation of the true spirit of ‘SHIMLA AGREEMENT’ by one of its signatory? The agreement is also ratified by Pak Parliament during Hon’ble ZA Bhutto’s time? Please try to understand India’s trust deficit on Terrorism and reasons behind it.Recommend

  • Nadeem
    Oct 8, 2010 - 8:58AM

    Musharraf’s popularity can be guaged from the fact that all the news papers, bloggers, tv ancors have nothing else but Musharraf to discuss. People are eager to know about Musharraf and his return. Musharraf’s opponents must learn that he has nothing to loose as he is not in power. PPP and PMLN going to be the major losers being in power. Shariefs in particular are the major losers because of their malacious campaign against Musharraf through some rented media persons.

    Musharraf will gain by everyday Inshallah. Pakistan first.Recommend

  • Malik Tabeer
    Oct 8, 2010 - 9:23AM

    He is exposing these corrupt politician and bringing new political culture
    now people should start comparing on base of public services
    what they gave to people of PakistanRecommend

  • Shahryar Ahmed
    Oct 8, 2010 - 9:59AM

    Out of all things he is, being a liar is not one of them, unlike Nawaz Sharif & Co. The PML (N) has made a living out of lying. It is an art they are unfortunately trying to perfect.

    The whole world knows that the Army, ISI & US trained fighter to fight USSR in Afghanistan & then later when the war ended, pakistan used the same strategy in Kashmir. This was done long before him, what he did was to acknowledge a known fact.

    He is acknowledging that fact that the snake (Extremists) Pakistan was trying to domesticate turned its back & attacked us with its full brunt. Pakistan is suffering at the hands of a monster created by Zia-Ul-Haq (Nawaz’s mentor by the way) & the now born again democrat Hameed Gul. Hameed Gul is the biggest hypocrite walking on earth, I think. Back in his ISI days, he & ofcourse other took loads of $ from US & even Osama Bin Laden as well as favors for personal & family gains, but now after all this took a 360 degrees turn & now blame everything that goes wrong in Pakistan on the US, not realizing that he had nurtured the roots of our troubles, Islamic Extremists.

    People who say that Musharraf is a traitor, please go on you tube & check out his speeches on international forums & specially to the Indian audience, then you will see how he feels about Pakistan & its Army.

    Please rise up beyond ethnic bias & Listen not hear him speak about Pakistan & its people.Recommend

  • aNu
    Oct 8, 2010 - 11:33AM

    Mush!!!
    Please come back soon and kick off all corrupt politicians out of Pakistan……..Recommend

  • Amanat ali
    Oct 8, 2010 - 12:25PM

    MUSH has gone mad and trying different tactics to keep in media otherwise he has no value. He is spending a miserable life and can never sleep in his huge farm house where ghosts are staying right now. He is killer of thousands of innocent children of Lal Masjid and bugti. He destroy the country and sell the Pakistanis to US for dollars and on the basis of these dollars he is enjoying staying abroad. Recommend

  • aNu
    Oct 8, 2010 - 1:04PM

    @ Above!
    Be sensibleRecommend

  • aNu
    Oct 8, 2010 - 1:11PM

    Agree with Malik Tabeer…..Recommend

  • Sameer
    Oct 8, 2010 - 9:27PM

    Pervez Musharraf’s admission had ‘shamed’ Pakistan and his remarks were treasonous that Pakistan had set up militant groups in Kashmir. After announcing his intention to enter politics, the irresponsible and self-serving statements made by Pervez Musharraf have caused all Pakistanis to hang their heads in shame. People can be heard asking what else has he got left to do after letting Afghanistan’s fire spread and engulf Pakistan after 9/11, handing over many Pakistanis like Dr Aafia (Siddiqui, a neuroscientist sentenced to 86 years in prison in the US on charges of being a suicide bomber and having links with the Al Qaeda), spilling innocent human blood on the Lal Masjid, ignoring UN resolutions in discussions on Kashmir issue, and insulting national hero Dr A.Q. Khan.Recommend

  • Oct 10, 2010 - 4:45PM

    I agree with Bilal. I will vote for MusharrafRecommend

  • ehsanali
    Oct 10, 2010 - 8:46PM

    Bilal is 100% right we should listen his speeches carefully before commentingRecommend

  • Arif
    Oct 11, 2010 - 2:56PM

    Pakistan first.Recommend

  • Luqman Rashid
    Oct 23, 2010 - 11:10PM

    Pervez Musharraf’s admission had ‘shamed’ Pakistan and his remarks were treasonous that Pakistan had set up militant groups in Kashmir. After announcing his intention to enter politics, the irresponsible and self-serving statements made by Pervez Musharraf have caused all Pakistanis to hang their heads in shame. People can be heard asking what else has he got left to do after letting Afghanistan’s fire spread and engulf Pakistan after 9/11, handing over many Pakistanis like Dr Aafia (Siddiqui, a neuroscientist sentenced to 86 years in prison in the US on charges of being a suicide bomber and having links with the Al Qaeda), spilling innocent human blood on the Lal Masjid, ignoring UN resolutions in discussions on Kashmir issue, and insulting national hero Dr A.Q. Khan. PM rightly said that Musharraf is a subject for courts and Balochs now.Recommend

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