He said it.
“Musharraf duping West over war on terrorism,” from Reuters :
LONDON – Exiled former Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vowed to fight terrorism “˜with conviction” if re-elected prime minister and accused military ruler President Pervez Musharraf of deceiving the West over his commitment.
Sharif, who was overthrown by Musharraf in a bloodless coup in 1999, plans to return to Islamabad next week to challenge the president, who is under pressure from the West to stand down as head of the army before seeking re-election in the coming weeks.
With Musharraf’s term as president and army chief coming to an end, Pakistan — a nuclear-armed US ally on the front line of the West’s fight against Al Qaeda and the Taleban — faces months of uncertainty.
“˜When I was prime minister we extended full cooperation to everybody … We condemn all kinds of terrorism … and we”ll continue to fight terrorism,” Sharif told Reuters in an interview.
“˜If you fight this menace, you fight out of conviction. Musharraf needs the threat of terror for his own survival. He is doing something in Pakistan and he is telling something else to the outside world. I think he is hoodwinking the West,” he said.