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Musharraf avoids Q&A session at Assocham meet

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who faced a barrage of uncomfortable posers at a conclave in New Delhi last night, on Sunday decided not to take questions at another programme.

delhi Updated: Mar 08, 2009 22:13 IST

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who faced a barrage of uncomfortable posers at a conclave in New Delhi last night, on Sunday decided not to take questions at another programme.

He was to address the Assocham and then take questions, according to the invitations sent out by the corporate body.

However, after delivering his speech, Musharraf said he could not interact with the audience.

Assocham later said Musharraf could not take questions because of his "contractual agreement" with India Today on whose invitation he had come to India.

"Musharraf had a contractual agreement with India Today only because of that there was no interaction," D S Rawat, Secretary General, Assocham said.

At the India Today Conclave last evening, Musharraf faced a barrage of questions regarding terrorism emanating from Pakistan which visibly made him uncomfortable and at times agitated.

As the audience at the conclave posed tough questions one after another, Musharraf remarked that he had anticipated "hostile" posers in view of the current chill in the Indo-Pak relations.

He said he had, in fact, been advised, including by his daughter, that he should not travel to India in the present circumstances but he ignored these.