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Sharif says PML-N will never support any dictator

world Updated: Sep 24, 2010 22:15 IST
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Amidst mounting speculation about a change of government in Pakistan, main opposition PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on Friday made it clear that his party will not help "any dictator" in toppling the civilian administration.

The two-time former Premier also sought registration of a 'treason' case against ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is currently based abroad.

"Let me make it clear that we will not support any dictator for a change of the government or go in for horse-trading to install a new set-up.

"But at the same time I want to tell the government that my party will not support corruption in the name of democracy," Sharif told a news conference in Lahore.

He insisted that the Pakistan People's Party-led government at the centre will have to accept the Supreme Court's orders.

"We are with the Supreme Court and not with the government. All those who benefited from the National Reconciliation Ordinance (a graft amnesty issued by Musharraf in 2007) must resign immediately. If they refuse, then they must be shown the door," he said.