Pakistan's opposition parties charges ruling coalition of horse-trading

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Islamabad, August 9 : Rejecting an opposition charge of horse-trading to change loyalties of parliament members, the Pakistan government assured the Senate on Friday that the impeachment process of President Pervez Musharraf would be fair.

According to the Dawn, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) secretary-general Senator Mushahid Hussain's alleged that horse-trading had already begun.

The leader of the house Raza Rabbani, while responding to Hussain's allegation said that the coalition did not need to indulge in horse-trading as it had more than the required two-thirds majority, of the total membership of the two houses of parliament to pass an impeachment resolution.

The coalition government needs at least 295, or two-thirds, of the 440-strong total membership of the 342-seat National Assembly and the 100-seat Senate.

ANI

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