Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has refused to soften his stance on former military chief and president Pervez Musharraf, saying he cannot forgive a person who harmed the country's integrity and economy.
Sharif, while addressing a public meeting in Sargodha, said he could not forgive a person who had harmed the integrity of Pakistan, destroyed its economy and turned it "into a beggar" because of mounting foreign debt, reports The Dawn.
Musharraf returned to Pakistan in March after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to contest the May 11 general election, but election officers disqualified him because of court cases pending against him.
He has been embroiled in legal issues since his return, including treason charges for imposing emergency rule, the 2007 assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto and the killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2006.
On Tuesday, an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi put Musharraf on a 14-day judicial remand for charges of failing to provide adequate security for Bhutto before her assassination.
The same day, a Pakistani court imposed a lifetime ban on Musharraf from contesting elections, undermining his efforts to regain influence by winning a seat in parliament. (ANI)