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Musharraf announces his resignation

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After Musharraf’s exit, joy and challenges

Christian Science Monitor –
Pakistan’s unpopular president resigned Monday, leaving a divided government to pick a successor and face other mounting problems.

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Musharraf announces his resignation

International Herald Tribune –

By Jane Perlez and Tom Rachman ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Facing the threat of impeachment, President Pervez Musharraf announced Monday that he would resign, saying the charges against him were false but that he would step down for the sake of his nation.

Video: Musharraf Resigning to Avoid Impeachment

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Musharraf may quit after address to nation (Second Lead)

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Speculation over Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s resignation reached a feverish pitch Monday with some officials saying he …

Pakistani leader defies threats of impeachment

Seattle Times, United States –

President Pervez Musharraf, facing impeachment, scheduled an address to the nation today, and it was widely speculated that he would resign. …

Pakistan’s Musharraf to address nation Monday

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

AP ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf, under pressure to resign in the face of possible impeachment, planned to address the …

Royal Saudi No to Musharraf for refuge

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Islamabad , Aug 18 (ANI): After the US refused to offer Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf an asylum after being ousted, or stepping down, the Presidential …

Musharraf urged to resign before Pakistan MPs begin impeachment

guardian.co.uk –
Pakistan’s parliament is set to put forward today or tomorrow a motion to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, who has so far stubbornly resisted intense pressure to resign.

Musharraf is defiant as he clings to power in Pakistan
International Herald Tribune, France –
By Jane Perlez ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan showed continued defiance to threats of impeachment Sunday, saying through aides that he …
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The Associated Press –
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s ruling coalition finalized impeachment charges against President Pervez Musharraf on Sunday and a government minister …

Pakistan Coalition Finalizes President’s Impeachment Charges
Voice of America –
By VOA News Members of Pakistan’s ruling coalition met Sunday to put the finishing touches on the list of impeachment charges against embattled President …
Exit Musharraf?
Newsweek –
Khalid Tanveer / AP Time to Go? A recent poll says 75 percent of Pakistanis have no confidence in Musharraf By Fasih Ahmed and Ron Moreau | Newsweek Web …
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WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday that granting asylum to embattled Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is not …

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Khalid Tanveer / AP

Supporters of Pakistan’s religious party, Jamat-i-Islami, or Party of Islam, take part in a demonstration as they shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf will not resign, his spokesman said Sunday, even after Pakistan’s coalition agreed a host of charges with which to impeach the former general. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Supporters of Pakistan’s religious party, Jamat-i-Islami, or Party of Islam, shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf as they take part in a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf will not resign, his spokesman said Sunday, even after Pakistan’s coalition agreed a host of charges with which to impeach the former general. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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Protesters against President Pervez Musharraf marched toward the Supreme Court building in Islamabad on Thursday.

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf should quit within two days or prepare to be impeached, a top ruling party member said Saturday as officials mulled over a draft of charges against the embattled Pakistani leader. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf should quit within two days or prepare to be impeached, a top ruling party member said Saturday as officials mulled over a draft of charges against the embattled Pakistani leader. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly for Musharraf to Quit

Leaders of Pakistani ruling coalition from left to right, Ahsan Iqbal, Ishaq Dar Sherry Rehman and Raza Rabbani hold a meeting to finalize the charge sheet against President Pervez Musharraf for his impeachment, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Musharraf's spokesman denied reports that the embattled Pakistani leader was set to resign, even as another ally said back-channel talks were under way on ways to avoid his impeachment.

Leaders of Pakistani ruling coalition from left to right, Ahsan Iqbal, Ishaq Dar Sherry Rehman and Raza Rabbani hold a meeting to finalize the charge sheet against President Pervez Musharraf for his impeachment, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Musharraf’s spokesman denied reports that the embattled Pakistani leader was set to resign, even as another ally said back-channel talks were under way on ways to avoid his impeachment. (Anjum Naveed – AP)

Mr. Musharraf lost more ground in his struggle to stay in office, as lawmakers in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding he step down.

UNDER PRESSURE:Shazia Aurangzeb, a legislator in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province’s assembly, ripped a poster of President Pervez Musharraf as she chanted slogans during the assembly session in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday.

In an image from PTV via APTN Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says on a national television broadcast Monday Aug. 18, 2008, he will resign to avoid an impeachment battle with Pakistan’s ruling coalition that would harm the nation. (AP Photo/APTN)

A Pakistani seller listens the address of country’s President Pervez Musharraf at an electronic shop in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Aug.18, 2008. Musharraf says he has decided to resign to avoid an impeachment battle that would harm the nation’s interest. His exit would end a presidency both aided and hobbled by U.S. support. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan People Party (PPP) activists protest against President Pervez Musharraf

Jamaat-e-Islami activists chant slogans against Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf has been a key US ally ever since the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington

Pervez Musharraf (left) had been pressure to quit before the ruling coalition launched impeachment proceedings

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans and hold banners against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. Pakistan’s ruling coalition took another step Sunday toward impeaching President Pervez Musharraf, finalizing the charges to be launched against the former army strongman if he refuses to resign. Musharraf is holding out against enormous pressure to quit from foes who swept February elections and relegated the stalwart U.S. ally to the political sidelines. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf steps down. [Reuters]

Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf steps down. [Reuters]

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 18, 2008 at 2:11 am

Posted in Burma's Geopolitics

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  1. Manner is the external symbol of man’s inner nature. It indicates his character. But sometimes it hides the real character of a man. A man may be rough or rude to others outwardly but in worldly he may have a good heart.

    Tanveer Iqbal

    August 29, 2008 at 11:43 am


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