PPP to decide on poll boycott by Nov. 23 says Benazir

November 21st, 2007 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin  

Karachi, Nov 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that her Pakistan Peoples Partys will take two days to decide whether it will boycott the elections slated for January 8 or not.

However, around 90 per cent of the PPP leaders have reportedly urged Benazir not to boycott the elections.

Benazir told reporters that she had a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Monday, and on Tuesday talked with PML (N) central Leader Zafar Jaghra to draft an agenda to wage a joint struggle against President General Pervez Musharraf.

Commenting on the issue of Musharrafs uniform, she said that if he doffs his uniform, it would be a good omen for the military and the country, adding that due to the involvement of the Army in politics, Musharraf had defamed the Army as an institution.

Calling for the reinstatement of sacked judges, including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Benazir said that Musharraf wanted to rig the elections, and therefore he had put curbs on the media and sacked the judges. (ANI)

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