Bhutto says it is too early to trust Pervez
The Ex-Pak PM also regrets that the "promises" to put in place steps towards a fair and free elections in the country were yet to be implemented.world Updated: Nov 02, 2007 00:05 IST
Former premier Benazir Bhutto on Thursday said it was "too early" to say if she can trust President General Pervez Musharraf in the efforts to usher in democracy in crisis-ridden Pakistan.
Bhutto also regretted that the "promises" to put in place steps towards a fair and free elections in the country were yet to be implemented.
"And so far the promises that were made have not been kept and the steps that were to be taken for a free, free and impartial elections have not been implemented by the Election Commission of Pakistan," she told NDTV.
Bhutto, who left for Dubai to meet her family in a surprise move, said her Pakistan People's Party(PPP) desired a transition to democracy and would like the moderate forces to work together.
"It is important for us to have a moderate administrative setup, to have moderate people and if Gen Musharraf is to work for a moderate Pakistan with me than I think it is very important to give weight to things that I can say and I hope that is the track that we can succeed on. But it is too early to say," she said.
Bhutto said people in Pakistan want change and do not want the country to be turned into Iraq where "people are killing their brothers and sisters in the street and blood is flowing in the lane."
First Published: Nov 01, 2007 22:41 IST