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Nawaz Sharif rules out compromise with Mush

Nawaz Sharif has ruled out the possibility of any compromise with him and the PML-Q, the party that backed the former military ruler.

world Updated: Mar 02, 2008 22:45 IST

Accusing President Pervez Musharraf of turning Pakistan into a "US colony", PML-N chief and former premier Nawaz Sharif on Sunday ruled out the possibility of any compromise with him and the PML-Q, the party that backed the former military ruler.

"President Musharraf turned Pakistan into a US colony and killed Pakistani nationals through the use of force," Sharif said, ruling out any compromise with the President or his supporters.

Addressing a seminar here, he said many so-called political stalwarts of the PML-Q had "collapsed like sand walls" during the elections.

Sharif has been insisting on Musharraf's resignation since the PML-Q was routed in the February 18 general election.

Musharraf, he pointed out, is "virtually pursuing US policies aimed at creating a gulf in the nation and destroying the military".

He advised the nation to stand up against Musharraf as this was the only way to steer Pakistan out of the clutches of the US. Sharif said the PML-N would back the PPP, which won a majority at the centre in the polls, to form the government.

The PML-N and PPP will jointly frame policies to run the government, which will provide relief to people at all levels, he said.

The PML-N won a majority of seats in Punjab and will form the provincial government headed by Shahbaz Sharif, he said.

The false case framed against Shahbaz by Musharraf and PML-Q leaders has ended and Shahbaz will soon contest and win elections, Sharif said.

Shahbaz was on Saturday acquitted by an anti-terrorism court here in a case related to the extra-judicial killing of five youths in 1998.