'Zardari to seek working relationship with Musharraf'

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New York, Feb 26 : Pakistan People's Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that he would seek a working relationship with President Pervez Musharraf since their coalition government may not able to impeach him.

"The ground reality is that we do not have a two-thirds majority in the Parliament" required for a successful impeachment, Zardari said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal (ESJ).

"Our main objective is to work for the smooth transition to the democracy," he added.

"We want to unify the country, which is facing some very serious challenges," Zardari said.

"We have to establish democracy and for that we need unity and not confrontation," the WSJ quoted Zardari, as saying.

The PPP hasn't officially nominated its candidate for the Prime Minister, but Zardari confirmed that PPP vice-president Amin Fahim was the front-runner.

"We will name the candidate when the party is invited to form the government," he said.

Zardari said his government would increase cooperation with the US, adding that Pakistan faces its own threat from extremists.

"We are fighting our own war on terror, rather than the American war on terror," he said.ardari said his government wouldn't talk to the militants, but that it would reach out to the people living in the tribal areas, The News reported.

He made it clear that he didn't have any intention of becoming Prime Minister, but would concentrate on party organisation and assist the government.

"It is more important to guide the government and the party," he said.

Zardari indicated that he might contest by-election from Larkana.

ANI

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