Deal between Benazir Bhutto-Musharraf mediated by US, claims PML-Q leader

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Lahore,Mar.8 (ANI): The 'deal' between the assassinated Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and the then President General Pervez Musharraf to discontinue the military regime and restore democracy in the country was mediated by the United States through the then Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader General Mushahid Hussain said.

Hussain claimed that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) decided against contesting the presidential election under the Musharraf's autocratic rule due to this deal.

He also said that the United States had faith in the current leadership of the country, and in the army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Commenting on the current political chaos in Pakistan, Hussain refuted speculations of a coup.

"I do not foresee dissolution of the assemblies and imposition of martial law in Pakistan," The Daily Times quoted Hussain, as saying. (ANI)

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