Rawalpindi, June 14 : Former Pakistan Army Chief General (retired) Mirza Aslam Baig has urged President Pervez Musharraf to leave the Presidency as he was not a constitutional president. Dawn quoted Baig as saying in a press conference at Liaquat Bagh before joining the long march of the lawyers that the country has been on a standstill for the last few months due to the unconstitutional steps taken by Musharraf and these steps have paved the way for a social revolution as the people are now aware of their rights.
General Baig also said the movement of Pakistan was won through political and diplomatic means not through bloodshed. The lawyers' movement has created awareness of their basic rights and they will get their due rights through peaceful means.
Appreciating the role of the army in February 18 general elections, General Baig said that ISI meddled in the elections, the results would not have been different from that of 2002 general elections.
The army has realised its actual role and distanced itself from the president that has resulted in Americans' demand to provide safe exit to Musharraf, he added.