Musharraf–You Must Go, Demand New Pakistan Leaders

Pakistan People’s Party(PPP) co-chairman, Asif Zadari, and Nawaz Sharif, chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, demanded that President Musharraf step down after their resounding victory in Pakistan’s election. Nawaz commented: “Musharraf had said he would quit when the people told him so. The people have now given their verdict,” depart the stage of leadership is their message. Zadari promised the issue of Musharraf’s resignation would be presented to the new Parliament in order to seek action on this demand. The PPP gained the largest vote total, but Zardari insisted his party would cooperate with other political leaders to form a broad coalition which will institute changes. “We will work with all democratic forces, all those who secured victory.”

The new coalitioin will demand restoration of judges who were sacked by President Musharraf and release of any lawyers imprisoned by the government. Zardarti said he wanted a UN led investigation into the murder of his wife, Benazir Bhutto. There are 35 seats in Parliament still to be decided, 29 are to be filled by women and 9 by non-Muslims. After those are determined, the PPP should have about 88 seats in Parliament.

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  • journeyer58

    I, stand by my observations of yesterday on the issue of Pervez Musharraf leaving the office of the Presidency of Pakistan. Whether or not the now majority anti-Musharraf parliament removes Mr. Musharraf as President, he most certainly will not leave without a protracted and bloody fight that will be at the cost of many Pakistanis who cannot fight for themselves. The very idea that Mr. Musharraf will be removed is as of right now ludicrous, he knows that if he leaves much of the corruption and waste of resources that America has given Pakistan will be found to have lined the pockets of a meager few of the Pakistani power elite. Nothing but a hopefully non-bloody civil war will remove the stain of corruption and influence of Pervez Musharraf from the scene of Pakistan. With Duhhhhhhbya standing right behind him, Mr. Musharraf will make a stand and stab at remaining in the “driver’s seat” of power in a nuclear country that if taken over by reasonable people will destroy those abominable and awful weapons of mass destruction.