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'Musharraf did colossal damage to Kashmir issue'

October 26, 2009 16:28 IST

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has blamed former President General Pervez Musharraf for the current chaotic scenario in the country and said that he (Musharraf) had done 'colossal damage' to the long pending Kashmir issue.

"Musharraf is sitting abroad and boasting of being a messiah, despite the fact that he brought about colossal damage for the Kashmir cause," Sharif said during a televison interview. When enquired about his much-touted meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari, Sharif said meeting has no particular agenda.

"I accepted the president's invitation for the sake of democracy and national interests," The Daily Times quoted Sharif, as saying. Sharif said he would not call parliament 'a rubber stamp', but added that the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government should take necessary steps to implement the Charter of Democracy  as soon as possible.

"I have no intention to manipulate or draw any advantage. My party's demand in this regard is in the national interest and to fully restore the sovereignty and dignity of parliament. Benazir Bhutto and I had signed the charter in London," he said.

Source: ANI