Islamabad, Aug 7 : Even as the stage is set for an Impeachment Motion against him on August 11 (Monday), Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly vowed to fight back.
Sensing that the PPP-led Government will move the motion against him, Musharraf last evening said that while it was the Government's right to table the impeachment motion against him, he also had the "right to defend" his actions.
According to The News, Musharraf said this during a meeting with his legal experts and aides at the Presidential Camp Office. Those who met him included PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Parvez Elahi, Hamid Nasir Chattha, added the paper.
Sources in the Presidency said that the prevailing political situation and the impeachment issue were discussed in the meeting. They quoted the President as saying that he was a staunch supporter of democracy and he did not want to clash with any institution.
"My doors are open for everyone in the larger national interests," the sources quoted him as saying.
The President said that if an impeachment motion was tabled against him in parliament, he would defend his position there, the sources said and added that he would not allow destabilising the country.
According to the sources, at the meeting Chattha suggested to the President not to take any decision in haste. He said that the Presidency should wait for the strategy of the PML-N and the PPP to come forward and then a counter strategy should be chalked out.