Saudi King invites Pakistan leaders to discuss Musharraf trial

Last Updated: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 21:37

Jeddah: Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has invited Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif and Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to discuss Pakistan`s political situation and the issue of former president Pervez Musharraf`s trial, a news agency reported on Saturday.

Sources said that Sharif and Chaudhry would go to Saudi Arabia this month to meet King Abdullah, who has also urged Musharraf to avoid taking any step which may vitiate the political climate in Pakistan.

Musharraf said in London that the Saudi king was worried over the prevailing situation in Pakistan, and wanted the political leadership to demonstrate maturity and responsibility and take steps for the country`s development.

Meanwhile, Musharraf has stepped up his political activities in the British capital and is participating in Iftar parties being hosted by his close associates.

Sources close to the former president said former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Altaf Hussain were accompanying him in these parties.

Musharraf has said that the way Pakistani community was greeting him in London reflected he was more popular than the incumbent rulers of Pakistan.


First Published: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 21:37

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