Musharraf not to attend OIC summit

March 5th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, March 5 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf will not attend the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit scheduled to be held this month in Senegal, according to media reports Wednesday. Caretaker Foreign Minister Inaam-ul-Haq will represent the country at the 11th summit to be held in Dakar March 13-14, Geo TV said.

Sources in the presidential office said Musharraf would not attend the summit because of the situation at home related to the post-election government formation.

The Pakistan Peoples Party emerged as the single largest party after the Feb 18 general elections and will form a coalition government with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Musharraf was sworn in as a civilian president last November after relinquishing his military uniform.

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