I should not have resigned as COAS: Musharraf

Former President Pervez Musharraf says he should have retained the position of COAS for another five years.


Express October 09, 2010

Former President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said that he should not have resigned from the post of Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) and that he should have retained the position for another five years.

In an interview to NDTV, Musharraf said that India and Pakistan were close to drafting a final pact for a solution for Kashmir.

He added that the final drafts were exchanged through a back channel and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had agreed with Pakistan's four-point formula.

Talking about role of army in Pakistan, the former president said that army should have a say in country's policies.

Musharraf admitted his mistake, and said that he regrets confronting the judiciary, which became the reason for the decrease in his popularity.

COMMENTS (34)

Salman | 11 years ago | Reply Let Musharraf come to Pakistan I want him to face justice in Pakistan ..... in the courts He is too interesting to be left to fate ;)
Iqbal | 11 years ago | Reply You are right you should have remained in power, which is badly required for Pakistan. You can only bring this nation on the correct path. The country is not yet prepare for the so called "democracy",we have a very very low literacy rate, the votes are casted on the basis of community and under the influence of land lords. There is only one party in which the commoners are the candidates, otherwise in all other parties it is on the basis of "BRADARI" and the poor illiterate peasant is forced to cast vote to the person nominated by the Jageerdar. I want to see the country rise and progress and the "Green Passport" to be respected, the know the humiliation we subjected to as soon as one submit his passport at the airline counter and the way he is treated by the immigration officers in most of the countries including China. I DO NOT CARE WHETHER IT IS SO CALLED DICTATORSHIP AS LONG AS THE PAKISTANIS ARE RESPECTED AND THE COUNTRY FLOURISH.
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