The shocking revelation has been mentioned in his book ‘Sach To Hai’ which will be launched in Lahore today (Tuesday). The 328-page book with 20 chapters details Shujaat’s brief stint as prime minister of Pakistan and his interactions with political leaders.
Stating that he refused to file the case against the former president, Chaudhry Shujaat wrote, “Zardari in 2011 said to me that he became president because of me.”
Chaudhry further wrote, “Before Nawaz was sworn in as prime minister for a second time in 1997, Mian Sharif visited me and promised to make Pervez Ellahi the chief minister of Punjab.” However, when Nawaz came to power he appointed his younger brother, Shehbaz Sharif, on the post.
Continuing with his shocking revelations, the PML-Q leader alleged former prime minister Shaukat Aziz complained about then chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry to Pervez Musharraf.
“Then when Iftikhar Chaudhry was reinstated, I advised Musharraf to settle differences with him and he was ready to, however, their aides did not allow them to do so,” he added.
Chaudhry Shujaat further claimed that Pervez Musharraf used to say that former prime minister of Pakistan Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali was “extremely lazy”.
“He [Musharraf] used to complain that PM saab [Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali] wakes up at noon and had reservations with him so I advised Jamali to resign,” he wrote in his book.
Regarding the Lal Masjid operation which he vehemently opposed, the PML-Q leader wrote, “Thinking about that day still worries me.”
He further alleged that the 2008 general elections were rigged and “America wanted Benazir Bhutto to come to power.”
Earlier, Shujaat while speaking about his book had stated, “I’ve written nothing but the truth in it.”