'New Par to decide Mush's future'

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Islamabad, Feb 21 : Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-hairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that the new Parliament would ecide the future of President Pervez Musharraf. "The people of Pakistan have spoken and the world has heard them. ut we want all the decisions to be taken at the forum of arliament," he told reporters here. "We are fighting for democracy and want to make the Parliament ndependent and strong," Zardari added.

Zardari said his party wanted an independent and autonomous udiciary. "When I talk of the independence of judiciary, the reinstatement f judges is part of it. We want to make it self-sustainable and ermanent," he said. Zardari said that he wanted to take the Muttahida Qaumi Movement MQM) along despite reservations from his party's "friends", but uled out an alliance with the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid.

"I will talk to ... Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Imran Khan, Mehmood Khan chakzai and others to take them into confidence," he added. He said that his party would reveal its candidate for Prime inister after it gets an invitation to form a government.

Commenting on Aitzaz Ahsan's statement that Makhdoom Amin Fahim hould be the Prime Minister, Zardari said it was Ahsan's ersonal opinion but close to the party's collective opinion.

Zardari accused the Election Commission of "targeted rigging" and olding back results, the Daily Times reported. He said the US backed the people of Pakistan and not an ndividual, but ruled out foreign or presidential influence in orming alliances.

ANI

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