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'Musharraf responsible for chaos in Pak'

world Updated: Nov 28, 2009 21:00 IST
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Pervez Musharraf is responsible for the chaos in Pakistan, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif said today, as he underlined the determination of his party to end the policies of the former military ruler.

Sharif, who made a brief visit to this northwestern city to express solidarity with victims of recent terrorist attacks, said elected representatives were left with no work during the unconstitutional and illegal rule of the dictator.

The former premier alleged the mess in the country was created by the ten-year-long illegal rule of Musharraf and changes in policies on national issues that were introduced by the military regime.

Sharif said he would never be part of any decision that went against the interests of Pakistan.

He added that the PML-N remains opposed to the National Reconciliation Ordinance, which Musharraf issued to scrap graft cases against a section of political leaders, and the 17th constitutional amendment, which gives the President sweeping powers.

He also paid tribute to the Pakistan Army for fighting the terrorists, who were now on the run.

"The people of North West Frontier Province have suffered a lot during the war against terror and are fighting the war for the survival of the country.

The entire nation was unanimous on the issue of initiating action against the terrorists," he said.

Replying to a question, Sharif said: "I'm hopeful that the political leadership, who have the people’s mandates, will come up with quick solutions to problems like unemployment, price hike, poor economy and, above all, the law and order situation."