ISLAMABAD - After getting unanimously re-elected as Chairman of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf has come down hard on the rulers for their failure to run the affairs of the government in smoothly and held them responsible for the current political turmoil in the country.
A party convention was organised here on Sunday where all the party bodies at all levels were dissolved and re-election of the main office bearers were made through elections. For the slot of party chairman Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf was re-elected unopposed while the slot of Secretary General was retained by Dr. Amjad. The party convention also empowered the central office bearers of the party to reorganise the party set-up at various tiers in consultation with the party's supreme council.
Addressing the party office bearers and activists through video link, Musharraf made it loud and clear that he would not go anywhere and would serve the cause of people of Pakistan remaining within the country. He said that unlike some rulers who had stashed their looted money abroad he would live and die with the people of Pakistan .
He grilled the rulers for their failure to run the affairs of the people in a smooth way and said that due to their ill governance they have made the lives of common people miserable.
He also criticised Sharif brothers for mishandling the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protest and demanded of the rulers to exercise restraint and not pitch people of Pakistan against the law enforcement agencies, which would have disastrous implications.
The convention also celebrated the 71st birthday of party chairman and cut the cake to mark the event.
The convention also adopted a resolution showing solidarity with the Armed Forces of the country fighting the war against militants.
INP adds: PML-N chairman Raja Zafarul Haq said that the political turmoil has been orchestrated to pressurise the government to let former military ruler Pervez Musharraf escape from the country.
Talking to media in Rawalpindi on Sunday, he said that Musharraf was about to recognise Israel when he had met Israeli defence minister in London. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the only leader who condemned the Israeli barbarism in Gaza. He said that the government was being consistently pressurised for the release of Musharraf and the current political turmoil was one of the series of such tactics. He further said that Nawaz has no lust for power and added his party would also win next elections.
Without naming PTI chief Imran Khan, he said those bent on ruining the country have no right to celebrate the Jashn-e-Azadi.