Former ISI chief Hamid Gul said that as long as politicians were corrupt, the Army would interfere in the state's affairs. –Screen grab/Dawn News

ISLAMABAD: During an interview on DawnNews, former chief of the Inter Service Intelligence(ISI) General (Retd) Hamid Gul said that politicians in the country were corrupt, and at the same time admitted responsibility for creating the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI), a political alliance that was allegedly created to  prevent Benazir Bhutto’s PPP from winning.

He said that he is not afraid of any case leveled against him, nor is he afraid of being hanged.

"The army cannot be controlled by politicians, the army has put control on itself," he said.

Speaking on DawnNews's programme 'Faisla Awam Ka', Hamid Gul not only defended the creation of the IJI, but also credited General (Retd) Aslam Beg for helping create it.

During the interview, he said that he doesn't do anything against his own choice nor is he ashamed of anything he has done.

Hamid Gul also said that he is prepared to face any article of the constitution and become a martyr for democracy.

At the same time he put forward two condition's for his trial, stating that it should be open and that he should not be arrested.

The former ISI chief said that politicians are crooks and that if they continue the path they are on, then the army will continue to intervene in the state's affairs.

Hamid Gul said that he has never run away when the situation in the country turned bad, nor will he ever run away. He said Pakistan is his country and that he will be buried here.

Updated Oct 30, 2012 08:01pm

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