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Nawaz backs Asif Ali Zardari as Pak President

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 15:00

Islamabad: Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif believes conspiracies are being hatched for defying the Supreme Court`s orders and says his party will bring the "schemers" to justice.

While talking to reporters after condoling the death of a Jamat-e-Islami leader`s mother, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief said that the attitude towards Supreme Court of Pakistan was unacceptable, Geo News reported.

Nawaz also said that "those shedding crocodile tears on Balochistan issue today didn`t stop Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf when former ruler had launched operation against Nawab Akbar Bugti".

Musharraf, who has been living in exile in London and Dubai since resigning in 2008, has been charged with involvement in the killing of Baloch tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Bugti was accused by the then government of creating a wave of terrorism in Balochistan in 2004. He went into hiding in 2005 and was killed in August 2006 in a cave in Kohlu, about 240 km from Quetta.

The Balochistan High Court in November last year issued arrest warrants for Musharraf in the Bugti murder case.

Nawaz told reporters on Saturday that he supported Asif Ali Zardari as the country`s President because the latter assured him resolution of all the problems that the country faced during Musharraf`s regime.


First Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 15:00
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