PML-Q leaders says Musharraf may quit Presidency before Aug 14

August 13th, 2008 - 9:50 am ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad , Aug 13 (ANI): A senior leader of the Kings Party the PML-Q has reportedly said that in the wake of impending Impeachment move against him, President Pervez Musharraf has decided in principle to quit Presidency, and that an announcement in this context is likely to be made by him on or before August 14, Pakistan s Independence Day.

According to the Daily Times, if Musharraf resigns ahead of the impeachment motion, the ruling coalition will give him a safe passage.

It is understood that if he resigns, President Musharraf will remain in the Presidency for a while as allowed by law until he is able to shift to his newly built home in Chak Shahzad on the outskirts of Islamabad , and possibly leave the country a few weeks hence, said the paper.

It advised Musharraf to apologise to the people of Pakistan and the judiciary for sacking Iftikhar Chaudhry and the other judges and restore them all before quitting.

Another advice to him, added the paper, would be to restore the judges and say that he will accept whatever judgment they give on the validity of his presidential election last November and the legitimacy of the Provisional Constitution Order. It is not known what decision he has taken in this regard. (ANI)

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