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No deal over Musharraf's ouster: Malik

Some "friendly countries" played a role in the ouster of former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has admitted but he stressed that "it cannot be termed as a deal".

world Updated: Sep 17, 2009 14:19 IST

Some "friendly countries" played a role in the ouster of former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has admitted but he stressed that "it cannot be termed as a deal".

“Few of our friendly countries levelled the surface for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan and negotiations were held with Musharraf on transfer of power with their reference. But it can not be termed as a deal,” Malik told Ary News in an interview.

“Pakistan Peoples Party has neither entered into any deal with former President Musharraf nor his future was discussed with the Saudi king in the near past,” he was quoted as saying on Thursday.

The Islamabad police had August 10 registered a criminal case against Musharraf following the orders of Islamabad Additional Sessions Judge Mohammad Akmal Khan.

Khan was acting on a petition filed by advocate Mohammad Aslam Ghuman who sought action against Musharraf for ordering the confinement of Supreme Court judges after declaring an emergency November 3, 2007.

The complaint states that Musharraf and others had detained the Supreme Court judges and their families at their houses and their children were neither allowed to attend school nor permitted to appear in examinations.