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Sharif rejects Saudi offer to reconcile with Musharraf: Report

world Updated: Sep 30, 2007 22:28 IST

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Exiled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had reportedly turned down a request by Saudi King Abdullah to reconcile with President Pervez Musharraf, insisting that he should be allowed to return to Pakistan without any precondition.

"Saudi King Abdullah had conveyed to Sharif serious unease over the widespread anti-Saudi sentiments among Pakistanis.

"(But) Nawaz refused to reconcile with Musharraf and insisted that he be allowed to return home unconditionally," Leader of Opposition in Pakistan's National Assembly Fazlur Rehman's aide Abdul Ghafoor Haidri told the 'Daily Times'.

Haidri accompanied Fazl during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia where the Opposition Leader met Sharif.

Haidri said during the meeting, Sharif told Fazl that he would not enter into any kind of pact with Musharraf who deported him to Saudi Arabia for the second time earlier this month.

Moreover Saudi Intelligence chief Prince Muqrin Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud met Pakistan's leader of Opposition Fazlur Rehman in Jeddah and requested him to persuade Sharif to reconcile with Musharraf, the report said quoting Haidri as saying.