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Sharif Party Quits Pakistan Ruling Coalition

From a shocked Agence France-Pressee:

Pakistan’s former premier Nawaz Sharif (right) addresses the ruling committee of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in Islamabad.

Sharif party quits Pakistan’s ruling coalition

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif Monday quit Pakistan’s ruling coalition over differences on the reinstatement of judges sacked by former president Pervez Musharraf and on who should replace him.

Sharif, head of the second-largest party in the coalition, had laid down a Monday deadline for restoration of the judges sacked by Musharraf, who resigned last week to avoid the coalition’s plans to impeach him.

Sharif said his Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) had decided to sit in opposition after Asif Ali Zardari, leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, failed to honour his commitments.

“We have taken this decision after we failed to find any ray of hope and none of the commitments made to us were fulfilled” by Zardari, he told a news conference.

“This situation forced us to withdraw our support and sit on opposition benches,” he added…

Sharif also announced that his party had decided to put up its own candidate against Zardari who has been nominated for the presidential slot by the PPP.

He named retired supreme court chief justice Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui as his party’s candidate in the polls scheduled for September 6.

“We have requested Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui to accept our offer to become presidential candidate,” Sharif said after a crucial meeting of his party…

What in the name of Allah is happening over there?

Weren’t we assured by the media and the rest of the Democrats that once the unspeakably evil Bush puppet Pervez Musharraf was ousted all would be (ahem) sweetness and light?

Did they lie to us?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 25th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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