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Musharraf `bullied` into supporting US war on terror: ex-General

Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 20:54

Islamabad: Pervez Musharraf was "bullied"
into supporting the US in its `war on terror`, claimed
Pakistan`s former Chief of General Staff Shahid Aziz, who also
accused the ex-President of deceiving other army officers and
corps commanders in the decision leading up to the
anti-Taliban campaign.

Aziz said the decision to support America was taken
unilaterally before a crucial corps commanders meeting took
The former Pakistan`s Chief of General staff
underlined that Musharraf was "bullied" into supporting the US
in the war on terror. The corps commanders were reluctant to
support the US, he told Dawn news in an interview.

Aziz said that the corps commanders wanted to remain
neutral in the war against the Taliban instead of actively
supporting it.

Aziz also said that Pakistan`s army intelligence had
informed them about Indian lobbying, calling for attacks on
both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Musharraf quit as President in August last year to
avoid being impeached. Over the past few months, a slew of
cases and police complaints have been registered against
Musharraf across Pakistan after the Supreme Court declared in
July that the emergency imposed by him was illegal and

Musharraf, who has been living outside Pakistan since
mid-April, has ignored several summons issued by different
courts, including the Supreme Court.


First Published: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 20:54
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