ISLAMABAD: Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf Sunday said the country continues to remain where it was when he quit the government six years ago and advised the incumbent government to step down if it is unable to resolve issues.
Addressing his party’s convention here via telephone, Pervez Musharraf observed that people are not getting employment while poverty is on steady rise and the country’s progress remains stuck.
“People continue to remain mired in the swamp of difficulties,” he noted and condemned the Model Town tragedy and what was presently going on in Lahore.
He said he had no compulsion to leave the country and even if he did travel abroad he would return to Pakistan and its people. “The purpose for going abroad is only to visit my ailing mother,” he added.
“Where can I go from Pakistan…my life and death are tied to this country,” Musharraf said.
He regretted several ‘fabricated and baseless’ cases are registered against him.
Earlier, the former president Pervez Musharraf was declared Chairman of his party, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) during the convention.