Zardari says Musharraf now a guest of a few days only

August 13th, 2008 - 9:57 am ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Lahore , Aug 13 (ANI): PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly said that President Pervez Musharraf was a guest for a few days, and that the new Pakistani president will be elected after consultation with all the parties in the ruling coalition.

As soon as the new President of Pakistan takes oath, he will abolish Article 58(2b) of the Constitution, the Daily Times quoted Zardari as saying in an interview a TV channel here last evening.

He said that the Pakistan Army and the intelligence agency the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) were not involved in politics and would not intervene in politics in future either.

Zardaris assertion assumes significance in the wake of yesterdays statement by senior PML-Q leader that Musharraf might put in his papers on or before August 14, Pakistan s Independence Day. The leader had said that an announcement in this regard is expected to be made in a day or two.

Meanwhile, senior PPP leader and federal Information Minister Sherry Rehman said that the ruling coalitions Draft Committee had finalised a charge-sheet against Musharraf, and that violation of constitution topped the list of allegations against him.

According to her, the copies of the charge-sheet were given to the leaders of the coalition parties.

Sources said the charges (against Musharraf) included a military operation in Balochistan and the killing of Akbar Bugti, military operations in FATA and at the Lal Masjid, the missing persons issue and financial irregularities. (ANI)

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