No general played role in Pakistan’s creation: Nawaz
ISLAMABAD: Exiled Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday “no general of the Army had contributed to Pakistan’s creation. Instead, Muslim League leaders offered sacrifices, while the salaried military employees were serving colonial interests.”
He said Quaid-e-Azam wanted the country’s representatives to be totally sovereign and self-sufficient, but the undemocratic elements imbued with colonial traditions never let the nation follow Quaid’s wishes. Nawaz Sahrif observed that it was in “the dark periods of dictatorship” that Pakistan was dismembered, Siachen was lost to India and the people of Afghanistan and Kashmir were alienated.
“Today we celebrate our Independence Day in an environment where the people’s right to rule has been rejected, all our borders have been rendered vulnerable, foreign military bases exist on our sacred soil, the consensus constitution has been suspended and arbitrary changes are being made to it to consolidate power and put checks on the time representatives of the people, state institutions have been destroyed and the people have lost confidence in the judiciary,” he said.
He said political and economic despair reigns supreme and it has been proven that military dictators and Pakistan can no longer live together. “The patriotic intellectuals, lawyers and political parties of the country have rejected the rule of unconstitutional forces.
It is the consensus resolve of the nation that military dictatorship shall not be accepted for a single moment,” Nawaz Sharif said. He said that it is in these circumstances that PML-N pledges to carry out its responsibility and join with the patriotic and democratic people of the country to end the conspiracies of military dictators. —NNI