Dar and I kept in confinement during Musharraf’s tenure: Kh Asif

ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif made some interesting revelations about former president Musharraf’s tenure, alleging that the former kept the latter in ‘solitary confinement’ to obtain confession statement against Nawaz Sharif.

The Defence Minister was talking to host Hamid Mir on Geo News programme ‘Capital Talk’, where he narrated his ordeal, saying that finance minister Ishaq Dar was also with him.

Khawaja Asif said that in order to obtain a confession statement against the premier, he and Ishaq Dar were kept confined in Attock Qila for days.

“Ishaq Dar had lost around 30 pounds,” said Khawaja Asif.

He said that Dar was under immense pressure as some employees of the Ittefaq Foundries, in order to save themselves, had placed blame on Dar.

“I am an eye-witness to this entire matter,” said the defence minister.

In 1999, then Army Chief Pervez Musharraf had toppled Nawaz Sharif’s democratically elected government and taken over the country’s charge.

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