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Sharif to meet Benazir in London: Report

india Updated: Oct 19, 2006 16:02 IST

Pakistan's former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif are scheduled to meet in London on Thursday with an open agenda for talks, Dawn newspaper reported.

The newspaper quoted Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians chairperson Makhdoom Amin Fahim as saying that the two former prime ministers could discuss the political situation in Pakistan including steps needed to restore the 1973 Constitution.

Benazir and Sharif, who respectively served two terms of premiership from late 1980s to 1990s, are living in exile mostly in the Gulf.

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who came to power in 1999 after a bloodless coup, declared in May 2005 that exiled political leaders, including Bhutto and Nawaz, would not be allowed to come back to the country or participate in the general election scheduled for 2007.