Pakistan shocked by ex-president Musharraf stance on Israel, Senator says

Entire Pakistan is shell-shocked over Pervez Musharraf’s pro-Israel statements in his press conference, said senator Sherry Rehman, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary Leader in the Senate, upper house of bicameral parliament of the country.

She noted that Israel cannot tolerate Palestinian Muslims, how would it ever tolerate a nuclear power such as Pakistan?
She criticised the former President and retired army chief Pervez Musharraf over his statements regarding Pakistan’s ties with Israel because Pakistan has refused to recognise since its inception.
She said that the recent pro-Israel statement is not first of its kind from the former military dictator. She cited that Pervez Musharraf’s regime tried to break the ice with Israel without any consultation, in what would have been a stark departure from Pakistan’s justified stand to support the Palestinian people.
Senator Sherry said that such statements give credence to the controversy over Israeli journalist’s tweet that an Israeli jet had flown from Tel Aviv to Islamabad in October. She urged the government must immediately respond and clarify Pakistan’s stance.
PPP leader and former ambassador of Pakistan to Washington asked as what is the purpose of a press conference regarding Israel given the current situation.


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