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Musharraf asks apex court to dismiss Pakistan govt

Pervez Musharraf

Karachi: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the federal government, saying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is incapable of running the affairs of the country.

“The Supreme Court of Pakistan should send this government home following the doctrine of necessity as the sitting premier Nawaz Sharif is not capable of running the affairs of this country,” Musharraf told Samaa TV during a talk show.

The embattled 71-year-old military leader, said that Sharif was living under the false impression that Pakistan was thriving under his leadership.

“He is mistaken about his governance to a fault,” he said.

“It is my heartiest desire to see good governance prevailing in Pakistan and it doesn’t matter who bring it about,” he said adding that “a third political force is the need of the hour.”

Musharraf, who is also the leader of All Pakistan Political Party (APML) political party, stressed that the country’s constitution should be amended if it was holding its growth back.

He also said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan’s solo flight had no future in Pakistan.

PTI chief Imran Khan and Canada-based cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri had launched an anti-government movement to oust the Sharif government. Both of them held marathon sit-ins in Islamabad last year. Qadri wanted action against those responsible for the killing of his supporters, while Khan sought for audit of May, 2013 general elections won by Sharif.

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