Islamabad, Aug 14 : Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Musharraf is learnt to have refused to take a "safe passage" to mean an immediate exile out of the country following his resignation.
He is said to be insisting on guarantees from the federal government that he be allowed to stay in his newly-built house on the outer-skirts of Islamabad and given foolproof security.
According to the Daily Times, Musharraf's two conditions are: first, that he will be entitled to stay in his house in Chak Shahzad on the outskirts of Islamabad and be provided full security and privileges as allowed under law to all presidents; and, Second, that cast-iron guarantees of indemnity from any action against him following his resignation will be provided, preferably through an act of parliament.
It is also learnt that the Army high command is standing by him in these two demands, added the paper
The last thing the Pakistan Army wants is to see either the impeachment of a former Army chief or action against him by the civilians on any count.
Meanwhile, amid indications from the Pakistan federal government that the Impeachment Proceedings against Musharraf would begin from Monday, the President is learnt to have delayed his resignation speech which was earlier planned for today, well-informed sources in Islamabad said.
The delay in Musharraf's resignations is also attributed to an "understanding" between the coalition partners and the President that he would resign before impeachment proceedings can begin in earnest against him.