The Return of Nawaz Sharif
Posted on Aug 23, 2007
Here’s a bit of news that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf no doubt finds unwelcome: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (pictured), whom Musharraf overthrew in a 1999 coup, is coming out of exile and plans to return to Pakistan to challenge Musharraf’s position.
Mr Sharif told the BBC: “Dictatorship and democracy don’t go together. One will have to go.
“It is dictatorship which will have to go. The sooner Musharraf understands this, the better it is for him and the country.”
He said he was not afraid of facing charges upon his return to Pakistan.
“I’m not scared,” he said. “If Musharraf wants to fabricate cases against me, let him do that. I’ll face them.”
AP Photo / Lefteris Pitarakis