Islamabad, May 22: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is learnt to have said that he had no plans to step down, and that a lobby having 'vested interests' was fomenting reports about his resignation. He said that he won't resign until he ensured a stable democracy in the country.
He reportedly said this at a meeting with PML-Q president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Hamid Nasir Chattha here last evening. “I want to see a stable democracy in the country. Parliament has elected me for five years and I will continue to serve the nation," the Daily Times quoted an Online news agency report as saying. Sources privy to the meeting said that the participants discussed the proposed constitutional package being prepared by the PPP-led coalition government for the reinstatement of the judges and decided that they would devise a strategy when the package was announced.
Later, speaking to reporters, Chattha confirmed the issue of PML-Q's leadership had not been discussed at the meeting. He also categorically ruled out any possibility of a PML(Q)-PPP alliance at the Centre or in Punjab, where PML-N is heading a government.