Kayani `throws weight` behind Nawaz Sharif ahead of govt transition
Pakistan Army Chief, General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has met PML-N president and expected PM for the next parliamentary tenure Nawaz Sharif at his residence.
Lahore: Pakistan Army Chief, General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and expected prime minister for the next parliamentary tenure Nawaz Sharif at his residence, and exchanged views on internal and external security issues confronting the country.
According to PML-N sources,Kayani held a three-and-a-half-hour-long discussion with Sharif and both discussed the Karachi situation, terror attacks in different parts of the country and drone attacks in the Tribal Areas, reports the Daily Times.
Islamabad: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which is set to lead the government at the Centre, has reportedly told Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani that Pervez Musharrafshould leave Pakistan before the elected government takes charge from the caretakers.
The PML-N, which has reportedly pardoned the former president under the pressure of international guarantors now desires that Musharraf should not be on the issues` list of the country when they take charge to avoid the public pressure over Musharraf`s alleged directives, reports The Nation.
Meanwhile, insiders in Musharraf`s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), maintained that international guarantors had intensified their efforts to rescue Musharraf and he was likely to land in Dubai after leaving the country. They claimed that modalities for an honourable exit of Musharraf were being discussed by the officials concerned of state and his international guarantors.
They added Musharraf was most likely to fly from Pakistan a little earlier before the new rulers took charge from the caretakers.
PML-Zia chief Ijaz-ul-Haq has also claimed that Musharraf will leave the country before the elected government takes charge from the caretakers, adding that those who wanted to stop Musharraf from leaving the country might have a little time at hand to take action.