General (Retd) and former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, who is currently facing treason charges in the country, stated that he is waiting to see what the incumbent Chief of Army Staff does.
“Though the army chief has the final word but the top brass always goes through due consultations before an important decision is taken. Let’s see what the COAS does in this case”, said Musharraf.
“I would say the whole army is upset. Certainly, they wouldn’t like anything happening to their ex-army chief,” further said the former President.
Talking to media on Sunday, the retired general had shared that he holds the incumbent COAS in high esteem and termed him a straight dealer. Musharraf also spoke about his support in the United States but said that he was not expecting public support in his legal hearings.
Musharraf had earlier termed the treason charges as vendetta against him by the current government, which he himself had ousted back in 1999. Now the former general is hoping the country’s independent judiciary does justice in his case.
The former president also talked about his presidential tenure and highlighted his economic reforms and efforts to improve conditions in the country.
“My economic reforms alleviated the poverty to a level unparalleled by past regimes. During my time someone who could only afford to buy a motorcycle became able to own a car. After having done so much for the development and welfare of the people, is this what I deserve?”
Musharraf’s next hearing is scheduled to take place on January 1, 2014, after his last hearing was postponed due to explosive material being found on the route he was set to take to court.