Lahore: In a veiled attack on former
president Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said dictators who made tall claims of
eradicating poverty and corruption have failed and there is
"no chance" for them to stage a comeback.
Gilani comments came a day after Musharraf said he has
postponed his return to Pakistan, after the government said
that he will go behind bars.
An arrest warrant is pending against him for his alleged
failure to cooperate in the probe of assassination of former
prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
Musharraf who left the country in 2009 is also an accused
in the killing of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Bugti in a
military operation in August 2006.
Gilani said that dictators who came into power made tall
claims on ending corruption and poverty, but despite staying
in power for decades, the fail to do so, the Express Tribune
"They still say that the nation is missing them and they
want to come back. We want to tell them that there is no
chance for them to come back," Gilani said, in a veiled
reference to Musharraf.
Leaders of Musharraf`s All Pakistan Muslim League told
the media yesterday that he had delayed his plans to return to
Pakistan later this month after consulting friends and party
leaders. His party is likely to contest the next general