Musharraf may resign if Zardari and Sharif clip his powers

April 26th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by admin  

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad, Apr.26 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf might resign if the PPP-PML-N coalition government decides to clip his powers, and make him a ceremonial head of state.
Rumours are circulating in Islamabad that Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif have decided to clip all powers of the president through a constitutional amendment despite all internal and external pressures. According to a report in the Pakistan Tribune, the coming constitutional package will change the whole balance of power in Pakistan, leaving Musharraf with no option but to resign.
The paper quoted highly placed sources as saying that the real target in the coming constitutional package will not be the office of the chief justice but the president.
While Sharif is said to have demanded that Musharraf be put trial on charges of treason, Zardari is said to have told him that no step should be taken that would antagonise the countrys armed forces. (ANI)

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