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Hold Musharraf accountable for misdeeds: Sharif

world Updated: Mar 27, 2009 21:33 IST

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Former president Pervez Musharraf should be held accountable for his "misdeeds" as he had compromised Pakistan's sovereignty and integrity, opposition PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif said on Friday.

The entire country is suffering due to the wrong policies of Musharraf, who destroyed all state institutions, Sharif told a meeting of his party workers in the northwestern town of Mardan. Musharraf had also bartered Pakistan's sovereignty by striking deals with foreign forces, he said.

Terrorism took root in Pakistan during Musharraf's tenure and the deteriorating security situation in the North West Frontier Province was due to the wrong policies pursued by him, Sharif said.

Sharif, who was deposed as prime minister in a military coupled by Musharraf in 1999, said the former president should be held "accountable for his misdeeds". Musharraf will never be pardoned as he made a deal on the country's sovereignty, he added.

The two-time former premier reiterated his call for implementing the Charter of Democracy (CoD), which was signed by the PML-N and ruling Pakistan People's Party in 2006.

The implementation of the CoD and annulment of the President's sweeping powers under the 17th constitutional amendment are the panacea of all ills being faced by the country, he said.