Musharraf spoiled my govt’s good work: Sharif

Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan would have been one of the Asian Tigers had his government not been been toppled.

December 13, 2010

LAHORE: Former prime minister and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif has claimed that Pakistan would have been one of the Asian Tigers, had his government not been toppled by General Pervez Musharaf.

“My government was busy in building an infrastructure and roads and other important mega projects with the help of good governance,” he said, adding that the motorway was laid, yellow cabs scheme started to overcome unemployment and coastal highway was under-construction.

In an interview with a US television MHz Networks at his Raiwind residence, he said his government had been working through different channels to establish good relations with India but, Musharraf destroyed all his efforts by triggering the Kargil conflict. APP

Published in The Express Tribune, December 13th, 2010.

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Apeman | 10 years ago | Reply Of course. building roads and planting trees. spending an entire province's budget to beautify Lahore does not constitute "good work."
Ali | 10 years ago | Reply To be fair to Sharif & company the country was heavily sanctioned during his tenure. Musharraf's reign benefitted disproportionately from US aid and remittances from abroad. But this this does not alter the fact that Nawaz's policies were stupid and his current claims just serve to illustrate how flawed this man's thinking is. The Asian tigers are reaping the benefit's of investing in human capital, namely educating their workforce to compete with the west. Countries like Malaysia, South Korea etc all invested vast amounts in education. What did Nawaz do? Flood the country with cabs. Musharraf was slightly better but did not do enough. Our incumbent "president" is as bad as Nawaz. He makes no mention of improving the educational & health standards. Infact these budgets have been slashed. The army doesn't want to take power, but when the country is being so badly managed they can't just stand by and nothing.
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