Mar 5, 2009

Zardari consulted me on Taseer’s appointment: Musharraf

Former President Pervez Musharraf has said the country is facing many challenges and conspiracies are being hatched against it. He said President Asif Ali Zardari appointed Salmaan Taseer as Governor Punjab in consultation with him.Talking to journalists after condoling death of Pakistan Muslim League-Q Chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain’s mother here on Thursday, Musharraf said Pakistan is facing serious challenges, however, he hoped that these would be tackled.As regards Lahore attack, former president strongly condemned Lahore attack and termed it a conspiracy to weaken the country.“There should be no conjecture or statement without substantive evidence”, he added. He said the government should improve training standard of law enforcing agencies so that they are prepared for any eventuality. Musharraf said he is in contact with Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and lauded his services for the country.In the meeting, former federal minister Javed Ashraf Qazi and others were also present.

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