Sunday, August 17, 2008

Musharraf Resigns As President

Pakistan's president has resigned to avoid impeachment charges, he told the nation during a televised speech.

"After viewing the situation and consulting legal advisers and political allies, with their advice I have decided to resign," Pervez Musharraf said.

But he insisted that accusations against him "won't stand".

The ruling coalition has prepared charges against him, focusing on violation of the constitution and misconduct.

Mr Musharraf rejected the accusations saying: "Not a single charge in the impeachment can stand against me.

"No charge can be proved against me because I never did anything for myself, it was all for Pakistan."

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