Former president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf was keen to have his photograph on Pakistan’s currency notes, a former prime minister has disclosed.
Former premier Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali said that Musharraf wanted to replace Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s photograph on currency notes with his own photograph.
Jamali told Hamid Mir in ‘Capital Talk’ of Geo News that the change in the currency note didn’t happen as he refused it.
He said he wasn’t aware as to who advised Musharraf that currency notes carry his photograph.
Musharraf seized power in 1999. He stepped down in 2008 and left Pakistan. He now lives in London.
Responding to a question, Jamali said Musharraf was ready to hand over disgraced nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan to the US in 2004. An American plane had even arrived in Islamabad for taking Khan to the US, but Jamali said he blocked the move.
“I informed my cabinet that we cannot hand him (A.Q. Khan) over to the Americans,” the News International quoted him as saying.