Nawaz Sharif Says Pakistani Govt. Plotting To Kill Him
Pakistan ( Lahore )
Dated = Thursday, March 12, 2009 ; 08:54 AM PST
News Source = GEO News Pakistan
News Source Link = http://www.geo.tv/3-12-2009/37103.htm
PML ( N ) leader Nawaz Sharif has accused the government of running an "elected dictatorship" that is plotting to kill him.
Sharif told the British newspaper in an interview that Asif Ali Zardari, the president, was ruling under a cloak of democracy but his policies would only benefit extremist elements.
"I have recently received certain information from own sources, credible sources, about certain forces who are active against me," Sharif said.
"Threats to my life come from high-ranking government officials, certain topmost people in the government, my sources say." He declined to give further details.
"The risks are there. I can't abandon my mission because of the risks. It's a very noble cause. A mission to put the country back on the road to democracy," he said.