Unfulfilled promises led Pakistan to prevailing crisis: Sharif
On the occasion of ninth anniversary of a bloodless military coup that had toppled his elected government on October 12, 1999, twice-elected former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Sunday that there would have been no crisis in the country had President Asif Zardari fulfilled his promises.
Sharif was referring to the promise of restoring the superior court judges who were sacked by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf when he had proclaimed state of emergency on November 3, 2007 as chief of the army staff. Although majority of the 60 sacked judges have been reappointed by the present democratic government, it thrice failed to fulfil promise with Sharif of reinstating all the sacked judges, compelling Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League to part ways with the ruling coalition.
Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N Chief Nawaz Sharif Sunday said the country would not have faced crisis had the President Asif Zardari fulfilled promises.
He was addressing a public meeting arranged here at Raiwind Farm today to mark completion of 10 years of bloodless military coup by General Pervez Musharraf.
“Today the people are asking as to how and why the country plunged into the swamp of crisis,” Nawaz Sharif said.
He assured of his full support to the present government towards resolving the problems being faced by the country. “All the problems must be resolved at the level of centre and all the political parties should play their role in this regard”.
The PML-N Chief said instead of restoration of judiciary a few of the deposed judges were reappointed. “They (the deposed judges) were not restored …. they were humiliated,” he complained.
Regarding tribal unrest, he said that his party supports resolution of the issue through dialogue.