Quetta, June 4 : Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf would not resign because he was a "brave man" capable of handling pressure from political parties, the country's former minister Nisar Memon said here last evening.
A two time federal minister, Memon said that the PPP and PML-N were 'unjustified' in their demands to ask Musharraf to quit Presidency.
He said the President was voted into power for five years and the political parties, in the interest of democracy, should respect the democratic mandate that was granted to Musharraf in the presidential elections held last year.
"It is shameful that the political parties are pressuring a democratically elected president to leave. But I am sure President Musharraf will not resign. He is a brave, competent and fearless leader who has rendered unmatched services for Pakistan," the Daily Tijmes quoted him as saying.
Memon said that the newly formed PPP-PMLN government had failed to meet the people's expectations, therefore both the parties were trying to create "issues where there were none".
In order to hide their own weaknesses and blunders, they agreed upon a single-point agenda to oust Musharraf, he said and added that these parties should concede the good services the President rendered for the nation. "President Musharraf never cheated the nation. When he promised to shed his uniform, he did so. Similarly, he held general and local bodies' elections twice, despite speculations that he would not uphold his promise," said the ex-minister.