20 PML-Q MPs to vote for Musharraf's impeachment

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Islamabad, Aug 11: In what could be described as a major jolt to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, as many as 20 Members of National Assembly (MNAs) belonging to the erstwhile ruling party the PML-Q have committed their support for the Impeachment Motion against Musharraf to be tabled in Pakistan's parliament on Monday, Aug 11.

This was announced here on Sunday, Aug 10 by the PML-Q MNA from Layyah Sardar Bahadar Ahmed Khan Seehar. Seehar asked the President to resign before the start of the impeachment proceedings as the country could not afford confrontation among institutions. Urging the coalition government to provide a safe exit to the President, he said the drastic act should be avoided as it could increase polarisation in the country, reported The News.

The MNA further claimed that five to six Senators were in favour of the impeachment. He said the resignation of the President, before Impeachment, would "strengthen the democratic system".


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