PPP workers welcome Musharraf's resignation at Zardari House

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Islamabad, Aug.18 : A distribution of sweets and slogans in favour of democracy welcomed Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's announcement that he was resigning from office on Monday, ahead of the impeachment process in parliament.

Hundreds of PPP workers gathered outside Zardari House here and jubilantly welcomed the announcement.

Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari described it as the result of his wife Benazir Bhutto's sacrifice for democracy.

Meanwhile, it was business as usual for Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, who said on Monday that the government would objectively review the existing system of local governance and make every effort to establish a legitimate and sustainable system.

He was addressing a two-day national workshop on 'Successful models in capacity development for local self-governance towards urban renewal and rural construction' at PM Secretariat here.

ANI

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