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Wrong policies reason for global isolation: Musharraf

Former Pakistani PM Pervez Musharraf criticized PM Nawaz Sharif for corruption

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Publish Date: Oct 2 2016 1:51PM | Updated Date: Oct 2 2016 1:51PM

Wrong policies reason for global isolation: Musharraf

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf has blamed the Nawaz Sharif government's wrong policies for its global isolation.


While the country getting marginalized globally, Prime Minister Sharif is getting no accordance from his countrymen either, since India retaliated for the Uri attack by conducting surgical strikes on terrorist camps across the Line of Control in Pakistan last Thursday.


The SAARC summit, scheduled for November in Islamabad, was also canceled, as Afghanistan, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and India, pulled out citing cross-border terror attacks in the region.


Yesterday, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan blamed Sharif's great love of money for Pakistan being in the state it is currently. And Musharraf too, alleged corruption in high places for the sorry state of the country.


"It is astonishing that the government has taken and spent a loan of $35 billion but not a single beneficial megaproject has been completed with that money. Instead, the people have been suffering because of the government's corruption," the retired army general said.


Musharraf however also criticize India for its accusations against Pakistan. He said, “New Delhi is only good at hurling threats, and that if the Pakistani military decides to act on them the response will assume a far more practical form.”


Musharraf said he wanted to return to Pakistan to right all these wrongs but that he couldn't so that now as it "would be of no use."He said he would return to the country once the cases initiated against him reached a logical conclusion.