KARACHI/ISLAMABAD- Former president and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf said today 'Ali Baba and forty thieves' are now hiding under the umbrella of democracy to break all the records of 'civil dictatorship'.
Talking to APML leaders Dr Muhammad Amjid and Major General (Retd) Rashid Qureshi on telephone, Musharraf commenting on Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari said both these leaders have been exposed infront of the nation. They have now seen the actual face of democracy at the Constitution Avenue. He said thousands of people coming to defend their rights have been locked in the federal capital by placing containers and the protesters including the women, elderly and children are deprived of food and water.
Musharraf claimed that real democracy flourished during his times when the general and local bodies elections were conducted twice. He said the governments that came into being during his reign completed their tenures for the first time in the country's history. "The nation is now clearly seeing the actions of those who called me a dictator," he said.
Musharraf advised the party activists to regularly provide clean drinking water and food to the participants of the Inqilab March led by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.
Meanwhile, Dr Amjid and Rashid Qureshi conveyed the message of solidarity from Musharraf to Dr Qadri. Dr Amjid while addressing the Inqilab March said after killing of innocent civilians at Model Town even an FIR of the incident was not being registered which was unjust. He said despite the court orders, the FIR was not being registered.
Rashid Qureshi alleged that the government was the real terrorist which, according to him, ordered fire on innocent civilians. He also condemned the placement of containers in Islamabad.