Presidential aide says Musharraf may quit if opponents win polls

February 2nd, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, Feb.2 (ANI): A key aide of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that he might quit if his opponents win the February 18 elections.
Obviously, he (Musharraf) is not as strong as he was before, the presidential aide said, adding that Musharraf would make his critical decisions if anti-Musharraf forces returned to power.
Of late, the demand for Musharrafs resignation is mounting from different segments of the society, including politicians, lawyers, intelligentsia, top religious scholars and even Musharrafs ex-servicemen colleagues.
According to The News, the aide acknowledged that the November 3 emergency and actions taken thereafter were done under the extra-constitutional powers and insisted that those actions did not need indemnity from a two-third majority in the next parliament.
He said that President Musharraf himself had also conceded that the November 3 action was extra-constitutional.
He said the presidency has assured that the elections would be held in a fair, free and independent manner and there would be no rigging as apprehended by the major opposition parties and others. (ANI)

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