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Pakistan Could See Power-Sharing Agreement
Thursday, August 30, 2007 : An agreement between Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and exiled former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has Musharraf stepping down as military chief. It's seen as part of a power-sharing deal they are negotiating for the upcoming election. Graham Usher, a journalist based in Islamabad, Pakistan, talks with Robert Siegel.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 : Report of progress in power sharing comes as Musharraf faces new legal challenge.
Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, and Benazir Bhutto, head of Pakistan People's Party, have reached a deal on Musharraf's role within the military during power-sharing talks, a senior government official has said. "Both sides have agreed on the issue of uniform," Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, railway minister, said in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper carried an interview with Bhutto in which the former prime minister said that Musharraf had agreed to quit as army chief in a power-sharing deal with her. Bhutto said that while the deal was not yet complete, the "uniform issue is resolved".Read More