Musharraf calls high-level meeting to take crucial decisions

November 21st, 2007 - 1:56 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Nov 21 (ANI): Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has cut short his visit to Saudi Arabia and returned to Islamabad today to preside over a high level meeting that will take some crucial decisions, sources have revealed.

Attorney General Malik Qayyum, the presidents legal advisor, Sharifuddin Pirzada, and other top officials would attend the meeting; The News quoted sources, as saying.

The much-publicised meeting between Musharraf and former premier Nawaz Sharif at the latters exile home in Jeddah has, therefore, not materialised.

Musharraf called off the rest of his visit to Medina Munawarah where he had to offer Salam at the Roza-e-Rasool (Peace be upon him).

Sources said that ISI Chief Lt. General Nadeem Taj was the only noteworthy high official who accompanied Musharraf to Saudi Arabia.

A foreign news agency quoted an official in Musharrafs office as saying that Musharraf went to Saudi Arabia because he wanted to persuade them to refrain Sharif from coming back now.

A Pakistani diplomatic source said that Musharraf wants Saudi Arabia to put pressure on Sharif to “refrain from carrying out any political activity and talking to the press about the situation in Pakistan.” (ANI)

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