Lahore, May 29 (ANI): Dismissing global fears about Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal falling into the Taliban’s hand’s, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the nuclear command and control system is in safe custody.
Asserting that the country’s nukes are far more secure than that of any other country in the world,Sharif told participants at a Yaum-e-Takbeer function, that successive dictatorial regimes were to blame for the present chaos in the country.
“Dictatorial regimes have ruined the socio-economic progress of the country despite the fact that Pakistan was resource-rich and a nation of hard working people,” The Daily Times quoted Sharif, as saying.
Pakistan had witnessed unprecedented growth during civilian rule, and democracy is still in its infancy, he added.
He also criticized the PPP led government for aping the dictatorial policies of former President General Pervez Musharraf.
Demanding legal action Musharraf for his victimisation of judges, he said Musharraf had committed many illegal acts against the Constitution.
Commenting on the US drone strikes being carried out in the tribal regions along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Sharif said these were against the country’s sovereignty, and therefore, a consensus policy was needed to halt it. (ANI)