Retired generals invite Musharraf to their meeting
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
By Umar Cheema
ISLAMABAD: The retired generals, who President Musharraf described as 'good for nothing', have invited General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and many others to their next meeting on Thursday.
"We invite you as General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, along with your star-studded team of ex-servicemen to join us. Honour us with your presence and give us your wisdom so explicitly being expressed," a letter co-authored by many said.
Instead of Lt-Gen (retd) Faiz Ali Chishti, the Thursday's meeting is being presided over by a respected ex-serviceman, Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan. Musharraf's close aides like Gen (retd) Ehsan-ul-Haq, Gen (retd) Muhammad Yousaf, Gen (retd) Aziz Khan, Gen (retd) Ahsan Salim Hayat and Lt-Gen (retd) Moeen-ud-Din Haider have also been invited to the meeting.
A PML-Q leader and the oldest ex-serviceman who had drafted the resignation of Maj-Gen Askandar Mirza when Gen Ayub had toppled him, Lt-Gen (retd) Majid Malik has also been invited.
Others prominent ex-servicemen invited are Air Marshal (retd) Noor Khan, Lt-Gen (retd) Ali Quli Khan, former COAS Gen (retd) Wahid Kakar and Gen (retd) Aslam Beg, and former admirals like Sharif Ahmad, Fasih Bokhari and Fazil Janjua and others.