Monday, August 18, 2008
BREAKING NEWS FROM PAKISTAN (see more on posts below):::Musharraf Resigns Facing Impeachment Proceedings....( click the title)
Please note one of the things that he has been negotiating with attorneys is full immunity from all legal charges.....He is the first leader in Pakistan's history to resign or face Impeachment.LA Times article linked to Title, more to be posted.
Small excerpt below explains History and Charges he was facing, and explains who is empowered at this time,and some of recent problems with Musharraf Leadership :
"But the junior party in the coalition, led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was determined to drive Musharraf from public office. Sharif was overthrown by Musharraf in a 1999 coup, jailed and then sent into exile.
For the last several days, indirect talks had been underway between Musharraf's camp and the ruling coalition aimed at securing an agreement from the president to resign. Close associates indicated that Musharraf's main demand was full legal immunity from any acts stemming from his time in office.
Charges against Musharraf were said to include accusations of constitutional violations stemming from his declaration late last year of emergency rule, which is similar to martial law.
The Pakistani leader, who was still military chief at the time, suspended the constitution, fired dozens of senior judges, including popular Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, and threw thousands of opponents into jail."