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Musharraf to face strong impeachment

The ruling coalition officials met today to finalise the list of charges against the president to be announced during the impeachment proceeding, says Govt.

world Updated: Aug 10, 2008 14:57 IST

President Pervez Musharraf will be accused of misconduct and violating the constitution in impeachment proceedings, Pakistan's law minister said on Sunday. Ruling coalition officials met on Sunday to finalise the list of charges against the embattled president, Law Minister Farooq Naek said in comments broadcast on Geo TV.

The lower house of Parliament is expected to convene on Monday to begin impeachment proceedings against Musharraf. The former army chief has resisted calls to resign, and his allies say he will fight the claims against him.

Naek said the charge sheet will detail ways that Musharraf violated the constitution and "the gross misconduct that the president has done."

Musharraf dominated Pakistan for eight years after taking power in a 1999 military coup, but has been largely sidelined since his foes won February parliamentary elections.

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