Musharraf says his was Pakistan’s golden era

Published December 31, 2013
Pervez Musharraf. — File photo
Pervez Musharraf. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday lamented the country's conditions, saying they were getting worse with each passing day, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to Ex-Servicemen of Pakistan-First Forum, Musharraf said that when he was stepping down from power, a dollar amounted to 61 rupees.

Declaring his term a golden era for Pakistan, the former army strongman said all he did during his rule was aimed at ensuring the interests of the country.

Today was the first time Musharraf spoke to a gathering after securing bail in the criminal cases against him.

Musharraf said the cases against him had no foundation, adding that he would brave all the difficulties in his path.

He has denounced the treason charges against him as a “vendetta”, and has claimed that he continues to enjoy the backing of the country's powerful army.

Musharraf has also alleged that the “whole army” has been upset with the treason allegations.

The treason charges are the latest and potentially most serious in a flurry of criminal cases relating to Musharraf's nine-year rule that he has faced since returning to Pakistan in March.

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