Pakistan President Musharraf to be impeached
The PPP-led ruling coalition government in Pakistan announced on Thursday that it had decided to impeach President Pervez Musharraf. It has also warned that any move by the President to dissolve the Parliament would be rejected by the nation.
A joint declaration drafted by the PPP and its main ally, the Pakistan Muslim league (N), and accepted by other partners in the coalition, listed the reasons for impeachment..
Read out by PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari in the presence of PML(N) chief Nawaz Sharif and leaders of the other coalition parties at a press conference, the charges against the retired General Musharraf included his failure to take a vote of confidence from the newly elected parliament despite a commitment he would do so to the Supreme Court at the time of his election from the outgoing parliament in October 2007.