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PML-N not to allow safe exit to Musharraf: Khosa

LAHORE: PML-N Punjab President Zulfiqar Khosa said on Saturday that President Pervez Musharraf was looking for safe exit from the present crisis, saying “he is the same person who had prevented Sharif brothers from returning to the country”. Talking to journalists here, he said his party would not allow a safe passage to Musharraf.

He said seats for Balochistan students would be increased from 90 to 220 in educational and professional institutions of the province, in line with the promise made by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Zulfiqar Khosa said the Punjab government would provide help in construction of small dams and a hospital for heart diseases in Baluchistan besides providing training to the police. The Punjab government fulfilling its promise has provided 86,000 tones of flour to Balochistan while 14,000 tones more would be dispatched soon, he told the journalists.

Also Central leader of PML-N, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that PML-N has been struggling for the past eight years against the dictatorial rule of Pervez Musharraf. Talking to a private TV channel, he said the lawyers’ fraternity also played a big role against the military government, adding that the lawyers struggle would not go waste and after the impeachment the deposed judges would be restored.

To a question he said Pervez Musharraf is not relaxed and is making requests, saying, “I have first-hand knowledge about it.” He said Musharraf is now begging indemnity for his crimes. It is matter of fact that he is facing very desperate situation at the moment, he added.

To another query he disagreed that people should start seeing towards army if a party or a group fails to deliver. He said army should not intervene if a party commits mistakes instead there should be elections in the country. Nisar said that Asif Ali Zardari or Nawaz Sharif has come into power through votes of people but Musharraf had taken over at gunpoint. Zardari or Nawaz can stay in the power by pleasing masses but Musharraf stayed in the power by appeasing ourselves for accountability, he added.-SANA

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