PPP demands general immunity for all politicians, bureaucrats

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Islamabad, Oct 3 (UNI) Demanding a general immunity to all politicians and bureaucrats, the Pakistan People's Party has said revoking of cases against its chief Benazir Bhutto only was not acceptable to it.

''Neither Benazir nor we as the party will accept the offer, if the government plans to close cases against Benazir,'' party's presidential candidate Makhdoom Fahim Amin said.

He said the PPP would accept the National Reconciliation Ordinance granting amnesty to all politicians, bureaucrats and bankers from any charges of misdemeanours, misconduct and misuse of power between 1985 and 2007, if the legislation covered all politicians and bureaucrats.

''Our top most demand is general immunity since 1990,'' he was quoted by The News as saying in London.

He further said if President Pervez Musharraf failed to accept their demands, including doffing his uniform before seeking re-election, within 48 hours the Party would resign from the Assemblies.

''Gen Musharraf does not have time more than 48 hours, otherwise, we are prepared to resign from assemblies to make the presidential elections more controversial,'' Mr Fahim said shortly after the government decided to dismiss cases against Ms Bhutto.

The Central Executive Committee and Federal Council of the PPP will meet in London today.


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