ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif made some interesting revelations about former president Musharrafâ€™s tenure, alleging that the former kept the latter in â€˜solitary confinementâ€™ to obtain confession statement against Nawaz Sharif.
The Defence Minister was talking to host Hamid Mir on Geo News programme â€˜Capital Talkâ€™, 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.
â€œIshaq Dar had lost around 30 pounds,â€ 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.
â€œI am an eye-witness to this entire matter,â€ said the defence minister.
In 1999, then Army Chief Pervez Musharraf had toppled Nawaz Sharifâ€™s democratically elected government and taken over the countryâ€™s charge.