PPP to part ways with Musharraf if emergency is imposed: Benazir

November 14th, 2007 - 8:19 am ICT by admin  
She went on to say that Pakistan is facing an “increasing threat of an extremist takeover”, and to save the country democracy must be restored, The News reported.

“All the political parties will unite to oppose emergency if General Musharraf imposes it,” The News quoted Benazir, as saying.

She said the extremists had threatened her for raising her voice for the common man, adding, “Some groups are backing extremists with income derived from drugs.”

Commenting on the assassination bid made on her on October 18, Benazir told a news channel that she believed the bomb attack could be the handiwork of Hamza Bin Laden, a son of Osama Bin Laden.

Reiterating her demand for a probe by foreign countries, Benazir said, “The elements in the Pakistan administration may have been complicit in the attack - and Scotland Yard and FBI specialists should be brought in to help the police investigation,” she said.

She also said that the assassination attempt had only made her “more determined to continue” her fight.

The former premier said she did not have any evidence to suggest involvement of Musharraf in the October 18 attack, but added that key members of the present political apparatus “loathe” the Pakistan People’s Party for its vision of a federal democratic state.

When asked about the strain on her family after her return to Pakistan, she said “they understand that I’m doing this for their country and the people of Pakistan”.

Meanwhile, reports are doing the rounds that Benazir met PML-N Senator Ishaq Dar and discussed Pakistan’s political situation and matters of mutual interest.

It was reported that she phoned PML-N leaders in Jeddah and asked to meet them after arriving in Dubai. Nawaz Sharif then sent Senator Ishaq Dar to meet her. (ANI)

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