Ex- president Pervez Musharraf said on Friday that all elected governments have failed the country, as he tries to mount a political return.
On a talking tour of the USA, Musharraf said he wanted to go back to power through popular will but did not agree that ‘we want a democratically elected administration and that is all, period.’
“The vital thing for an elected administration is to deliver to the citizens and to the state. If that is not happening, that is the crisis in Pakistan,” Musharraf told US’s National Public Radio.
“Unluckily, the civil governments have never performed. And I repeat: Never performed in its history. They have never,” Musharraf said.
During other appearances before US audiences, Musharraf has criticized the response of President Asif Ali Zardari and the civilian government to floods that affected 21 million people.
Musharraf stood by his actions, saying Sharif “deposed himself” through his “unconstitutional” actions.