Lahore, Feb.22 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has charged former President General Pervez Musharraf of planning to execute him after toppling his government 10 years ago following his Kargil misadventure.
Addressing the Pakistan People's Party- Nawaz (PML-N) general council meeting at his Raiwind residence, Sharif said Musharraf and his associates wanted to hang him after the coup, but judge Rehmat Ali Jaffery refrained from awarding death sentence despite immense pressure.
Showing that the pain of dethroning still hurts him, Sharif asked: "What was the pressing need to overthrow a government that had won two-third mandate?"
He said Pakistan was developing at a rapid speed, and was witnessing massive socio-economic turnaround when Musharraf toppled him.
Reffering to the Kargil War, Sharif said the operation was planned and executed by the Army under the then Army Chief Musharraf without his knowledge.
"I immediately contacted the Musharraf, asking him what he had done. He confirmed the allegations levelled by the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and requested him to contact US President Bill Clinton," The News quoted Sharif, as saying.
Sharif alleged that Musharraf pressurized him to resign from the post, but he refused to oblige.
"General Mehmood, General Orakzai and General Aziz had visited me on October 12 and asked to sign a paper containing my resignation besides issuing an advice to the President for the dissolution of the assemblies," he disclosed.
He also accused the present regime of accepting all the unconstitutional and illegal steps taken by General Musharraf. (ANI)