LAHORE: Defense Minister, Ahmed Mukhtar’s statement in support of President Musharraf pertains to his personal view that does not represent the viewpoint of the coalition government.
This was stated by the Minister for Education Mr. Ahsan Iqbal and Minister for Youth Affairs, Mr Khwaja Saad Rafiq while reaching at the Raiwind residence of Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif here on Friday.
They said that the statement of the minister is in direct contradiction to the Murree declaration and does not represent the stance of the coalition government. They demanded the PPP to call explanation of Ahmed Mukhtar and the matter would be taken in the federal cabinet meeting.
The leaders demanded immediate resignation of the President whose agenda was rejected by the people of Pakistan in the general election of February 18. They told media that the earlier President Musharraf resigns the more it will be in the national interest of the country. They said that decision regarding war on terror would be taken by the parliament rather than at the whim of a single man. Both the leaders, while expressing the PML-N reservations regarding MQM said if the later agree on the restoration of the judiciary and holding inquiry of the May 12 massacre then they can get along.-SANA