Rawalpindi, Feb 17 (ANI): The views expressed by former President Pervez Musharraf are tantamount to rubbing salt into the wounds of the nation because it is his dictatorship that pushed Pakistan towards political and constitutional anarchy.
Commenting on the press conference of Musharraf, PML-N Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal said on Geo TV's 'Aaj Kamran Khan Ke Sath': "Pakistan had received 80 billion dollars since 2002, but no project was executed for development in the country but the money has vanished."
The PML-N leader said that the Army has a chief and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) also has a director-general. So, if any conspiracy is being hatched against these institutions, they have the right to speak. So, why is Musharraf pleading the case of the two institutions?
"He (Musharraf) pitched the Army against the people, which led to confrontation between the people and the military. The ISI has been used to gain political objectives during his regime," The News quoted him, as saying.
Commenting on the press conference of Musharraf, Professor Ghafoor Ahmed of the Jamaat-e-Islami said it is unfortunate that Musharraf maligned the Army and sensitive institutions more than anybody else.
He said that Musharraf used the Army according to US dictates. He recalled that when Musharraf held two offices, he used to say that he issues orders and the military obeys him.
He said that Musharraf used the ISI against the politicians and created a party by picking up people from other parties, The News reported.
In his comments, former ISI chief Lt General (retired) Hamid Gul said that the ISI and Army has always been a target because these are the defence lines of the country.
He said the friends of Musharraf are after Pakistan and what he did with the country with the help of his friends is no secret, adding that Musharraf is enjoying the life of a free citizen after retirement because he still enjoys US blessings.
Commenting on reports about recording of the army officers' telephone calls, Javed Ashraf Qazi, another former ISI chief, said that recording the calls controlled by the military is extremely difficult but if civil communication system or a satellite is used, then calls could be recorded.
About the statement of Musharraf regarding maligning of the Army and the ISI, Javed Ashraf Qazi said those who wanted to destabilise Pakistan would weaken the ISI, which is the frontline of the country's defence. (ANI)