No way sacked judges could be brought back, says Musharraf

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Islamabad, Feb 21 : President Pervez Musharraf has said that here was no possible way in which the deposed Chief Justice of akistan and other sacked judges could be brought back.

Musharraf in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) greed that the election outcome was a reflection of Pakistanis' issatisfaction with his government.

He cited economic problems and his attempt to rein in judges as ell as sympathy for the opposition after the assassination of heir charismatic leader, Benazir Bhutto for the dissatisafaction mong the people.

"All these things had a negative impact," Musharraf said.

He said it was premature to comment on who might be the country's ext Prime Minister, as that was a matter for the political arties to decide.

Asked whether he could work with Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister e overthrew in 1999, Musharraf said: "The government is run by he Prime Minister. The President has no mandate to share overning power with the Prime Minister."

"The clash would be if the Prime Minister and President would be rying to get rid of each other. I only hope we would avoid these lashes," he added.

The president also said that he has not met either Nawaz Sharif r Asif Ali Zardari since the elections.

"I'm not heading a political party. Let political parties meet ith each other and form a coalition," Musharraf said.

"If anyone thinks I can facilitate in a positive way for akistan, I would like to do it," Musharraf further said.

ANI

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