Bin Laden funded Nawaz for taking part in elections: Musharraf

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 19, 2010 09:50 hrs

Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden funded PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif for taking part in elections, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has claimed.

According to a TV channel, Musharraf also said that Chaudhary Shujat and Pervaiz Elahi were giving statements in frustration, The Nation reported.

While addressing the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) convention in Toronto, the former military ruler said that Richard Holbrooke's statement proves that he did not take orders from the United States.

However, Musharraf kept silent on the question asked by the media regarding Dr. Imran Farooq joining the APML.

Earlier this month, the retired general had lashed out at Nawaz Sharif for his threats of trying him for treason when he returns to power, saying that the PML-N chief would never see that day.

"As Nawaz knows that he will neither regain power nor will he be able to try me in a court of law, therefore, he resorts to blowing this trumpet time and again," Musharraf had said.

He went on to say that Sharif had confrontations with four army chiefs, two presidents and one chief justice while he was the prime minister of Pakistan.

While on one hand Nawaz chanted slogan of 'Jaag Punjabi Jaag' to accumulate votes in Punjab and on the other hand, he had worn criminal silence over the killings of Punjabis in Balochistan, said Musharraf. (ANI)