No way sacked judges could be brought back, says Musharraf

February 21st, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by admin  

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad, Feb 21 (ANI): President Pervez Musharraf has said that there was no possible way in which the deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan and other sacked judges could be brought back.

Musharraf in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) agreed that the election outcome was a reflection of Pakistanis dissatisfaction with his government.

He cited economic problems and his attempt to rein in judges as well as sympathy for the opposition after the assassination of their charismatic leader, Benazir Bhutto for the dissatisafaction among the people.

All these things had a negative impact, Musharraf said.

He said it was premature to comment on who might be the countrys next Prime Minister, as that was a matter for the political parties to decide.

Asked whether he could work with Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister he overthrew in 1999, Musharraf said: The government is run by the Prime Minister. The President has no mandate to share governing power with the Prime Minister.

The clash would be if the Prime Minister and President would be trying to get rid of each other. I only hope we would avoid these clashes, he added.

The president also said that he has not met either Nawaz Sharif or Asif Ali Zardari since the elections.

Im not heading a political party. Let political parties meet with each other and form a coalition, Musharraf said.

If anyone thinks I can facilitate in a positive way for Pakistan, I would like to do it, Musharraf further said. (ANI)

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