Musharraf accuses Nawaz of wanting to 'sell' Kashmir issue

Lahore, Oct 10 (ANI): Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has alleged that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif wanted to sell the Kashmir issue, a TV channel has reported.

Speaking in his newly formed party APML's rally in Manchester, Musharraf claimed that he was close to framing an agreement for the solution of Kashmir, as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had agreed on a four-point plan to resolve the issue, the Daily Times reported.

The former general challenged Nawaz to present the word 'Kashmir' in the talks held between Nawaz and former Indian Premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee, at the time when the PML-N chief was Pakistan's prime minister. He added that he was the one who kept the Kashmir issue alive.

Musharraf added that he was not ashamed of the remarks he made against Nawaz, in which he had sarcastically called him a "clear-headed" man.

During the rally, hundreds of PML-N activists protested with placards and banners against Musharraf, and marred the political convention of the newly formed APML. While some of them also beat Musharraf's portraits with shoes, those who raised slogans were expelled from the gathering.

Musharraf said that the miscreants had been paid to create a disturbance there, adding that the protests would not deter him from his aims. He also said that Nawaz should not react emotionally, as it was just the start of the game.

The 67-year-old maintained that there was no woman in the Lal Mosque at the time of the military operation, and again held the Chaudhry brothers responsible for the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

He also repeated his comments about Dr Aafia Siddiqui, which he had made a few days ago, that he did not have any idea and came to know about her only through various newspapers.

Meanwhile, the PML-N England Chapter President, Zubair Gul, said that Musharraf had betrayed the Kashmiris and that he should be tried for high treason. (ANI)

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