21 October, 2020

'Indian Generals Don't Step Out Of Their Domain'

The PML(N) chief who rode the lion--his party's election symbol--to maul chief rival, the King's Party, with panache, had read the people's mood right.

'Indian Generals Don't Step Out Of Their Domain'
Surrounded by two rings of security guards, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif rode the lion—his party’s election symbol—to maul chief rival, the King’s Party, with panache. Even though he barred himself from fighting this time around, Sharif has emerged as a key player because he read the people’s mood right. Excerpts from an interview with Seema Sirohi in Lahore.

Will you avenge your humiliation by President Musharraf?

I don’t believe in revenge. But I don’t have any personal vendetta. I think we must move forward; democracy must move forward. We have to restore democracy.

How will you energise the Indo-Pak peace process?

We are the architects of the peace process. If it has slowed down, we will speed it up. But I always stand for good relations with India, the peace process—resolving our issues through negotiations. This is my agenda. You are witness that I quoted the example of India when I was talking to journalists earlier that, "Look at India, their generals don’t step out of their domain. It is only...



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