Pakistan former prime minister Pervez Musharraf blamed Nawaz Sharif-led government’s wrong policies for the country facing international isolation.
“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.
A day before, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan blamed Sharif’s ‘great love of money’ for Pakistan being in the state it is currently.
The statement comes in the wake of the postponing of the SAARC summit, which was scheduled for November in Islamabad, as Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan, joined by Sri Lanka on Friday, pulled out citing concerns over terrorism.
Further, Musharraf also criticized India for its accusations against Pakistan.
“India should realize that Pakistan is not Bhutan. India has a habit of levelling allegations against Pakistan each time there’s an attack on its soil,” he told Dawn. He also added that 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. “I have a problem in my backbone which is being treated. Coming back to Pakistan now will be of no use because I will not be allowed to move about freely,” he said.