LAHORE - The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) protested against Defence Minister Khawaja Asif's remarks that criticised former President Pervez Musharraf and "demanded the Defence Minister's immediate resignation."
Asif had allegedly questioned the "bravery" of the former President and ridiculed the former Chief of Army Staff.
Following the remarks, a statement by APML described the Defence Minister's remarks as "unpatriotic, disturbing and in violation of his Ministerial responsibilities."
Chaudhry Sarfraz Anjum Kahloon, who is the political adviser to Musharraf demanded that "Asif should immediately issue an apology to the people of Pakistan and also submit his resignation."
He also stated that "Asif's position had become untenable and his presence as Defence Minister was detrimental to the morale of the Armed Forces."
He warned that "opponents of Musharraf will not succeed in their malicious designs and those pursuing the path of personal revenge were not acting in the best interests of the country."
He said that "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's personal vendetta against Musharraf was creating severe friction between State institutions which could lead to unpredictable consequences."