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Zardari wants Sharif to convince US on Mush ouster

Ruling PPP Chairman Asif Ali Zardari is convinced that if he and Sharif will visit Washington and meet top US officials to discuss Musharraf's fate, they might get "quick and desired results."
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2008 11:34 AM IST

Ruling PPP Chairman Asif Ali Zardari is trying to convince his ally PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif to accompany him to the US to convince the Bush administration on getting rid of President Pervez Musharraf in order to stabilise Pakistan, a media report said on Thursday.

Zardari is convinced that if he and Sharif visited Washington and met top US officials to discuss Musharraf's fate, they might get "quick and desired results", The News daily quoted sources as saying.

Such a move would end the prolonged deadlock between the two main partners in Pakistan's ruling coalition over the issue of impeaching Musharraf and reinstating the judges sacked by the President during last year's emergency.

Zardari's move has come in the wake of Sharif's statement two days ago that the next round of talks between the PPP and the PML-N would be the "final" effort to resolve differences between the two parties.

Sharif has not specified what he intends to do if the talks do not produce any results.

The sources, however, said the PML (N) leader was "not interested in the proposal as he was fed up with the recent political somersaults of Zardari".

The PML-N, which pulled its ministers out of the cabinet in May after the Pakistan People's Party-led government failed to reinstate the deposed judges, has been hinting that it might part company with Zardari if he fails to deliver on his pledges to restore the judges and impeach the President.

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