Pakistan’s coalition finalises chargesheet against Musharraf

August 16th, 2008 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, Aug 15 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s coalition parties Friday finalised charges against President Pervez Musharraf that would be tabled in the parliament along with an impeachment motion next week, a senior official said. A special committee has finalised the draft chargesheet against the president and presented it to the law minister, Information Minister Sherry Rehman said.

“This document would be sent to the leadership of coalition partners by Sunday or Monday, before presenting it in the parliament,” Rehman told reporters.

In a related development, the provincial assembly in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan Friday adopted a resolution against the president, asking him to initiate a vote of confidence in the parliament or resign.

Three other provincial assemblies had passed similar resolutions against Musharraf in the recent past.

The ruling coalition parties Thursday announced that they would launch an impeachment motion against the president. The coalition needs a two-third majority in a joint session of upper and lower houses of the parliament to impeach the president.

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