Musharraf to be impeached if he does not resigns: Zardari

June 8th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Medina, June 8 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that if President Pervez Musharraf does not quit the power the Parliament may impeach him under democratic process.

Addressing a press conference here along with Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Zardari said that only the Parliament has an authority of sending President and Prime Minister back home.

Commenting on the Musharrafs talk with senior journalists, Zardari said that he had already advised the President to quit the power and if he is not ready for this then the Parliament is the supreme institution and it has full authority to decide about his future.

He Zardari said that the judges may be restored through the constitutional package.

Earlier, Musharraf on Saturday declared in categorical terms that he had no immediate plan to resign or go into exile, but said he was ready to face impeachment and would accept any decision taken by the Parliament.

I wont resign in the current situation. I will live and die in Pakistan, there is no other way, Musharraf told a select group of journalists.

Rumours that Musharraf is on his way out have been in circulation in the country for the past few weeks and on May 29 the rumour was so strong that it brought public and commercial life to a virtual standstill.

The same night Musharraf hosted a farewell dinner for former Punjab Governor Lt-General (retired) Khalid Maqbool. On that occasion he rubbished all such rumours.

However, the rumour mills continued to grind, forcing Musharraf to come out with his version.

The president, however, indicated that he would not like to be reduced to a ceremonial head of state. (ANI)

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