Sunday, May 25, 2008

President should quit or face impeachment: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Saturday said the President Pervez Musharraf should step down voluntarily if he (President) wants to avert impeachment.Addressing a press conference after the PPP’s Central Executive Committee here, Asif Zardari said his party never accepted General Musharraf as the constitutional President of the country.
He said consultations will be held with all the stakeholders on the draft constitutional package which the CEC meeting approved today.
He said the draft package also includes proposal regarding the tenure of judges but a final decision has not yet been made. The Parliament will be given the authority to deal with all the issues, he added.
To a question regarding the date of return of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain, he said MQM Chief did not say anything about this and “neither did I ask him as to when he plans to return home.”
Earlier, Federal Minister for Law, Farooq H Naek announced the significant points/ proposals contained in the 62-point draft constitutional package.
According to him the package proposes:
renaming NWFP as “Pukhtunkhwa”; anyone violating his oath to be declared to have committed treason; restriction on becoming President more than two times; barring government employees’ participation in elections; empowerment of Parliament; increasing minorities seats; restored judges to take fresh oath; National Finance Commission to meet in three years instead of five and; Prime Minister to appoint governors not the President.
(Courtesy GEO)


totalban said...

The problem with zardari is that he still has not 'put his foot down'. He still needs to show that he has consistency in his thoughts and determination to 'walk the talk' and that ad hoc behaviour that depends upon the circumstances will plunge us all in a khadda!

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if he done something wrong, then he deserves to face the impeachment.

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hhmm.. that could be a quarrelsome.

denise said...

i think so if that's for good.

dves said...

why are people do this?

dvestv said...

Well, that's a past issue now. Hope the system today is okay.