Islamabad: Kashmir is within the blood of the Pakistani nation and the nation and the military will stand by the Kashmiri individuals “no matter what,” the ailing former army ruler Pervez Musharraf has asserted, as he returned to energetic politics.
Normal (retd) Musharraf, now primarily based in Dubai, additionally referred to Kargil battle and alleged that India was repeatedly threatening Pakistan regardless of Islamabad’s peace overtures.
“Perhaps, the Indian army has forgotten the Kargil war,” he stated, claiming that India needed to search the US president’s assist in ending the battle in 1999.
The 76-year-old All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Chairman made the remarks whereas addressing social gathering staff on the APML’s founding day in Islamabad through phone from Dubai on Sunday. He took a break from political actions final yr due to his deteriorating well being.
Kashmir is within the blood of Pakistani nation, the previous president stated, in most likely his first public feedback for the reason that worsening of relations between India and Pakistan after the Indian authorities revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing on August 5.
“We will continue to stand by our Kashmiri brethren no matter what,” he stated, including that the Pakistani nation and Pakistan Military will combat until the final drop of their blood,” Musharraf was quoted as saying by The Specific Tribune.
He stated that Pakistan’s need for peace shouldn’t be seen as weak spot, including, the Pakistan armed forces are prepared to present a “befitting response to any Indian misadventure.”
The stress between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing on August 5.
Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian Excessive Commissioner. India has asserted that the abrogation of Article 370 was its “internal matter”. India has additionally requested Pakistan to simply accept the fact and cease its anti-India rhetoric.
Musharraf additionally criticised Indian politicians and army commanders for ramping up tensions between the 2 nuclear-armed neighbours with their “irresponsible statements.”
Musharraf has been residing in Dubai since March 2016 is going through the treason case for suspending the Structure in 2007, a punishable offence for which he was indicted in 2014. A conviction for prime treason carries the demise penalty or life imprisonment.
With the development in well being, Musharraf plans to return to politics, Pakistani media reviews stated.
Commenting on reviews of his deteriorating well being, Musharraf stated that he suffers from amyloidosis and is on remedy for it in Dubai.
It’s a uncommon illness brought on by the build-up of an irregular protein known as amyloid in organs and tissues within the physique.
Musharraf, who dominated Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, has been declared a fugitive within the Benazir Bhutto assassination and the Crimson Mosque cleric killing circumstances.