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Street power only way to unseat Musharraf: Imran

The former cricket captain said a case of war crimes should be lodged against the Pak President.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2006 20:08 IST

Imran Khan, a former cricket captain and now a leading political figure in Pakistan on Friday said street power was the only way to overthrow President Pervez Musharraf's regime.

"President Pervez Musharraf can only be overthrown from power through street power", Pakistan's Online news agency reported Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik Insaf, as saying in Brooklyn.

Khan, while addressing a public rally, said the president's hands were smeared with the blood of the innocent people and a case of war crimes should be lodged against him.

He charged that government institutions could not be formed due to army's repeated intervention in country's politics.

He added that army generals and their associates had looted Pakistan with both hands.

He went on to allege that the education system in Pakistan had been completely destroyed.

Khan also opposed the construction of General Headquarters (GHQ), command centre of Pakistan's military, saying the money that was being spent on Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz was more than the health budget of two provinces.

About the Charter of Democracy (CoD) agreed upon by former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto, he said the very fact that the two had got together and agreed to it was a welcome sign.