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Musharraf admits Pakistan as "very dangerous country"

By Abdul Nisar
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Parwez Musharraf
New York, Mar 28: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf admitted that Pakistan is a "very dangerous" country. The former military ruler also considered the extremism and terrorism in Pak soil is the bigger threat than India.

During an interview with 'Time magazine,' when asked whether Pakistan was the most dangerous country in the world, Musharraf said "It is very dangerous, yes, I will have to admit."

According to Musharraf, who is now living in exile in London, the most dangerous country in the world is Afghanistan. When asked which is more of a threat to Pakistan - extremism or India, Musharraf, who announced his own political party in London, said At the moment, it's extremism and terrorism. But you can't compare. Let's not think this is a permanent situation."

"The orientation of 90 per cent of Indian troops is against Pakistan. We cannot ever ignore India, which poses an existential threat to Pakistan," he added.

Musharraf, who was toppled in 2008, objected to compare his fall with uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. He added that he left the power peacefully through his own will, but the situation in Tunisia and Egypt was different and can't be compared with his regime.

When asked about his plans to return to Pakistan to run again for the Presidential post, Musharraf said, "For the sake of Pakistan. I am very comfortable. I go around the world lecturing, and they pay me well."

"But there is a cause bigger than the self. I governed the country for nine years - successfully. So I don't have to reinvent the wheel. And I know Pakistan is suffering. I know there is a vacuum of leadership. Therefore the cause of Pakistan pulls me toward my destiny. Maybe it's a call of destiny much more for the nation than for myself." he added.

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