Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Impeaching General Musharraf [1999-2008] - 6

Jehan Sher wrote:

Congratulations to all the freedom-lovers if the dictator really goes !!!!!!!!!

Jehan Sher

Saif wrote:

According to Newsweek he is supposed to resign today

A Saudi plane is already waiting in this regard.


Dear Friends,

For kind perusal

Musharraf ‘hands over resignation’ to army chief From Afzal Khan

18 August 2008§ion=subcontinent&col=

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has handed over his resignation to the country's army chief along with a set of demands, diplomatic sources here said on Sunday. It was learnt that Musharraf made up his mind to quit after his meeting with the former chief of an intelligence agency last week.

While handing over a hand-written resignation, Musharraf also jotted down some conditions for his exit, which included indemnity from any prosecution, extension of all perks and privileges he is entitled to as president in retirement and full security guaranteed by the army, added the sources.

He reportedly insisted that he would stay within the country and reside at his Chak Shehzad farmhouse in the suburbs of the capital, Islamabad. The farmhouse is currently undergoing renovation.

Sources also told this correspondent that the resignation is with the army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, and will be handed over to the political leadership when all things are settled.

They added some top generals led by Gen. Kayani later met President Musharraf who said he would like to see the charge sheet against him and respond to it before stepping down. At one stage Musharraf is cited to have told the generals: “You have abandoned me, so I am abandoning you.”

He also warned the generals that charges against him like the massacre in Lal Masjid could also apply to some of them.

The generals told him that if the elected representatives of the people thought they were also to blame they were ready to face the charges. It was pointed out that Gen. Kayani had opposed the operation as the then intelligence chief.

Musharraf, it is learnt, would be advised to go for Umrah to Saudi Arabia and then proceed to United States for medical check-up.

Presidential spokesman Maj-Gen. (retd) Rashid Qureshi, however, again denied all reports that Musharraf has resigned.

President of the pro-Musharraf party, Pakistan Muslim League, Quad-e-Azam (PML-Q), Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain told reporters here that Musharraf was not resigning and would confront the charge sheet. He said the ruling coalition had yet not prepared the charge sheet and was only making such claims to put pressure on the president.

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