Musharraf May Quit Within Days Before Impeachment Proceedings
By James Rupert, Bloomberg.com, August 15, 2008
Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is prepared to resign before his foes in parliament open impeachment proceedings next week, according to a newspaper owned by a provincial governor appointed by the embattled leader.
The English-language Daily Times newspaper yesterday cited ``informed sources'' as saying the president and parliament's ruling coalition still disagreed as of Aug. 13 on whether Musharraf will stay in Pakistan or go into exile.
Musharraf spokesman Rashid Qureshi repeatedly denied reports this week that the president will resign within days. Musharraf himself yesterday called for ``a reconciliatory rather than confrontational approach'' for the sake of Pakistan's political stability, its battle against Islamic militants and economic growth.
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