27 September 2011 – Expressing displeasure with the incomplete party structure, former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf has cautioned his the office-bearers of his All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) to streamline party affairs by October. Party sources said the APML chief, who tried to find a way back to power corridors in Pakistan by forming a political party, had been very disappointed with the performance of his stalwarts, who had failed to complete party organisational structure even after hefty investment of time and money.
They said a meeting of APML big wigs held under the chairmanship of party chief Musharraf in Dubai on September 17 and 18 reviewed the party’s performance regarding its membership and organisational structure and Musharraf’s return to Pakistan on March 23 next year.
Musharraf expressed his complete dissatisfaction over the performance of the party stalwarts in Pakistan. The bogus statements of APML leaders about the completion of party organisation further angered Musharraf, who blasted General Secretary Barrister Saif and spokesman Fawad Ch for poor performance. Musharraf also expressed his annoyance with the Chief Coordinator of APML Ch Shahbaz who had showed little interest in party affairs.
Insiders said the party chief also expressed displeasure over sidelining sincere party workers by establishing monopoly by the top office-bearers.
They said the resignation of Dr Sher Afghan Niazi and Punjab Information Secretary Javaid Badr were especially discussed and Musharraf directed Saif and Fawad to take steps for their return.
Musharraf said with the poor performance of party’s main leadership, the party’s future was in shambles. APML spokesman Fawad Ch said a meeting of party leaders was held in Dubai and important decisions were made regarding Musharraf’s return to Pakistan. He rejected information regarding Musharraf’s displeasure with party leaders, instead the former president appreciated the party leaders for the accomplishment of party organisational structure.