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Pak denies Musharraf's re-election statement

Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan of Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations has denied remarks attributed to the President.

india Updated: May 19, 2006 13:10 IST

Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations has denied remarks attributed to President General Pervez Musharraf that the present assemblies would elect him for a second term.

"The president did not say that present assemblies will elect him for a second term. He clearly stated that his tenure expires on November 2007 and new elections should be held one month earlier in October 2007 under the Constitution," said ISPR DG, Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan.

General Sultan quoted Musharraf as saying that the new presidential elections could be held two months before his tenure expired in November 2007.

He said that Musharraf had said that presidential elections should be held between September 15 and October 15.

"The president had clarified the constitutional position and had not used the word of his election by the present assembly as attributed to him," the Daily Times quoted him as saying.