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Musharraf offered to make me PM in 1999, claims Shehbaz

Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf offered to make Shehbaz Sharif the prime minister of Pakistan just days before his October 1999 coup.
Shehbaz, currently the chief minister of Punjab and favourite to become the head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the aftermath of Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling, was speaking at an agreement signing ceremony between Punjab Land Record Authority (PLRA) and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). Under the agreement, services to assist in obtaining property ownership deeds will be offered at NADRA’s 3700 E-Sahulat Centres.
Shehbaz said he made it clear to Gen Musharraf there was no room for such decisions in a democratic government. He claimed that he even tried to address Musharraf’s grievances with Nawaz. He said that with his assurance to play an active role, Musharraf even agreed to meet Nawaz Sharif on his return from Sri Lanka. He said that there should be complete harmony between the political and military leadership. “That is why I have always remained a strong supporter of effective coordination between Islamabad and Rawalpindi.”
Replying to a question about the reservations of NAB, the Chief Minister termed the impression of non-cooperation to be baseless. He said that all the departments have been clearly instructed to provide all required records to NAB in accordance with the law. “An effective self-accountability system has also been developed in Punjab,” and now, he said, “it’s surprising that NAB is only active in Punjab.”

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