President should quit or face impeachment: Zardari

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Islamabad, May 24: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari today said that President Pervez Musharraf should step down voluntarily if he (President) wants to avert impeachment. Addressing a press conference after the PPP's Central Executive Committee here, Zardari said his party never accepted Musharraf as the constitutional President of the country.

He said consultations would be held with all the stakeholders on the draft constitutional package, which the CEC meeting approved today. He said the draft package also includes proposal regarding the tenure of judges but a final decision has not yet been made. The Parliament will be given the authority to deal with all the issues, Zardari added. To a question regarding the date of return of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain, he said MQM Chief did not say anything about this and "neither did I ask him as to when he plans to return home." Earlier, Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek announced the significant points proposals contained in the 62-point draft constitutional package, the News reported.

ANI

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