Musharraf to quit presidency as well if 'situation worsens'

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said he will also quit his presidential post if the coming elections created a situation that was "unacceptable" to him.

Musharraf to quit presidency as well if 'situation worsens'
After stepping down as the army chief, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said he will also quit his presidential post if the coming elections created a situation that was "unacceptable" to him.

"If the situation develops in a manner which is absolutely unacceptable to me, I have a choice of leaving," said Musharraf in an interview with a foreign channel, published here Saturday.

He insisted that measures like the imposition of emergency were taken in response to the "oppositions tactics," and partly held responsible the United States and other western powers for the current political crisis in the country.

To a question, he said that Washington should blame its own "inconsistent" policies for failing to achieve the desired results in the war against "terrorism".

"If theres a failure, its not Pakistans failure," he said, adding that Islamabad had been struggling against radicalism and terror for 30 years.

"We are fighting terrorism everywhere," he said, adding, "We have gone through 30 years of turmoil. We cooperate very well. So if theres a failure, its not Pakistans failure. Please dont accuse us." The United States, he said, turned a blind eye to terrorism until Sept 11, 2001. "We handled the situation alone for 12 years," he said.


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