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Musharraf ally says talks could lead to exit

Musharraf ally says talks could lead to exit

An ally of President Pervez Musharraf says talks are under way to avoid impeachment for the embattled Pakistani leader.
Tariq Azim, a top official in the main pro-Musharraf party, says the talks could lead to a dignified exit for the former army chief. Azim says discussions include guarantees that he will avoid charges.
Azim says another option is a deal whereby the presidency is stripped down to a figurehead position.
An impeachment motion is expected to be brought to Parliament as early as next week.
Musharraf has dominated Pakistan for years after seizing power in a 1999 coup. His rivals won February parliamentary elections and have sought to push him out.


Updated : 2021-10-20 12:49 GMT+08:00