Musharraf admits having "secret understanding" with Benazir Bhutto

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Islamabad, July 24 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, for the time, has admitted that there was a secret "understanding" between him and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto which facilitated her return to the country in October 2007.

"There was an understanding. I did talk to her, yes. I had been talking to her twice. She was not supposed to come back before the elections," Musharraf said in a television interview.

Musharraf also said that had Bhutto been alive today, she would have been the country's Prime Minister and he the President.

Commenting on the current political situation in Pakistan, Musharraf said the scenario has become a lot more complicated and believed that the Zardari government has only added to the complications

Musharraf also endorsed President Barack Obama's views that the Zardari government is fragile and unable to address the country's problems.

"At the moment yes. That is correct. That is happening," said Musharraf.

The former president also defended his decision to dismiss Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry, saying the decision was absolutely 'constitutional and legal'.

He, however, admitted that the handling of the situation was "shabby".

"I don't blame myself because I don't get into the nitty gritty of which Deputy Superintendent of Police was rude to him. Some cars were taken away or something of that sort. Now, I am not passing such orders at all," The Nation quoted Musharraf, as saying. (ANI)

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