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2008-08-18 00:00:13

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - No legal immunity for President Pervez Musharraf, a party in Pakistan's coalition government insisted Saturday, refusing to budge from a stance that could hurt discussions on avoiding the embattled leader's impeachment. Allies and rivals of Musharraf have said back-channel talks are under way that could lead to the president's exit before an impeachment motion reaches Parliament. Ruling coalition officials said Saturday that a draft of...

2008-08-17 21:00:16

A top ruling party official on Saturday gave Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf a two-day deadline to quit or face impeachment proceedings. "Musharraf is running out of time," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters. "If he fails to decide to quit within the next two days, the impeachment process will take its course." Qureshi is a member of the Pakistan People's Party, the dominant group in the ruling coalition . - The Associated Press official: no quitting Tariq...

2008-08-16 15:00:08

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf could face impeachment if he does not resign within two days, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saturday. The Pakistan People's Party official said the president, who has been accused of gross misconduct and violating the constitution while in office, could face impeachment proceedings as part of a growing campaign against him in Pakistan, the BBC reported. PPP members, supported by officials in the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, initiated the...

2008-08-15 09:00:25

By Jane Perlez New York Times News Service ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Faced with desertions by his political supporters and the unsettling neutrality of the Pakistani military, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan is expected to resign in the next few days rather than face impeachment, Pakistani politicians and Western diplomats said Thursday. His departure from office seems likely to unleash new instability in the country as the two main parties in the civilian government jockey for his...

2008-08-15 06:00:07

By Jane Perlez Additional reporting by Salman Masood in Islamabad. * Faced with desertions among his political supporters and the unsettling neutrality of the military, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, an important ally of the United States, is expected to resign in the next few days rather than face impeachment, Pakistani politicians and Western diplomats said Thursday. The details of how he would leave, and whether he would be able to stay in Pakistan - apparently his strong...

2008-08-13 18:00:16

By Riaz Khan Associated Press PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The Pakistani Taliban declared "open war" Tuesday in response to military offensives in the northwest, saying it staged a bombing that destroyed an air force truck and killed up to 14 people, including a child. Authorities, meanwhile, investigated whether an insurgent reported killed in one of the military operations was a senior al- Qaida commander. The offensive in the Bajur tribal area reportedly has killed 160 people and caused tens...

2008-08-12 09:00:43

By Andrew Buncombe Pakistan President 'unfit' to rule, declares regional assembly PAKISTAN'S government is finalising a "charge-sheet" against Pervez Musharraf as battle lines are drawn in the bitter struggle over the President's future. Several allies of Mr Musharraf began to distance themselves from him, saying he should stand down for the good of the country, but the former general again insisted he would fight the impeachment charges being prepared by his opponents. Meanwhile, the...

2008-08-12 06:00:25

The lower house of the Pakistani Parliament was set to convene Monday as the governing coalition geared up to impeach President Pervez Musharraf. Also Monday, provincial legislatures were to begin offering resolutions calling on Musharraf to step down or face impeachment. On Sunday, a spokesman for the president said Musharraf had a "clean track record" and would not resign - despite a rising clamor among the governing parties and media for him to quit. "Abdication is the only option,"...

2008-08-12 03:00:26

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, refusing to resign, says he will disprove the charges against him from the ruling coalition that wants to impeach him. As the National Assembly began its session to consider impeaching Musharraf on charges of misconduct, violating the Constitution and financial irregularities, the embattled president said he would prove the allegations "false before the nation," the Press Trust of India reported. The ruling coalition, led by the Pakistan People's...

2008-08-08 09:00:31

By Jane Perlez New York Times ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A move by Pakistan's usually fractious governing coalition on Thursday to impeach President Pervez Musharraf left the country on the brink of a political crisis that threatened to paralyze the government at a critical moment when the United States is demanding greater action against militants based here. The governing coalition set no formal deadline for the start of impeachment proceedings against Musharraf, a favored U.S. ally,...


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