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Musharraf discusses poll strategy with PML

The Pakistan President also discussed the upcoming federal budget for the year 2006-07, which will be presented on June 5.

india Updated: Jun 02, 2006 19:44 IST

President Pervez Musharraf met the top leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML) to discuss the poll strategy.

This came in the wake of Pakistan's leading opposition parties calling for an "independent Election Commission and formation of a neutral national government" for free and fair elections in 2007.

He met PML president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, secretary general Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and several MPs on Thursday.

During the meeting, Gen Muharraf discussed poll strategy and the upcoming federal budget for the year 2006-07, being presented on June 5, reported Pakistan Press International (PPI).

He pledged to introduce relief measures for the poor in the national budget.

The president called upon local governments to come forward and launch target-oriented development projects to ensure poverty alleviation and welfare of the poor masses.

First Published: Jun 02, 2006 17:10 IST