Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Britain and US accused of secret pact to protect Pervez Musharraf

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
 
maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:02 AM
Original message
Britain and US accused of secret pact to protect Pervez Musharraf
The claim was made after President Asif Zardari told guests at a private dinner that foreign countries had played a key role in brokering the deal which allowed Mr Musharraf to stand down in 2008.

Mr Sharif, a former prime minister, has intensified pressure for Mr Musharraf's arrest with a legal and political campaign for him to be charged for imposing emergency rule in November 2007. The country's Supreme Court has already declared the move unconstitutional.


Britain has always denied it played any role in General Musharraf's resignation deal or talks to spare him from treason charges, although its diplomats have told Pakistani officials that any trial would be divisive and a distraction from the country's frontline role in counter-terrorism efforts.

"Britain has been an interested observer, not an implementer," said one Western diplomat.

But sources close to Mr Musharraf have alleged to The Daily Telegraph that David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, and Sir Mark Lyle Grant, a former High Commissioner to Pakistan who was recently appointed as Britain's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, played lead roles in brokering an "understanding" over his resignation.


more:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:32 AM
Response to Original message
1. it would be unprecedented if they didn't
Musharraf is highly unlikely to be succeeded by a believer in one man one vote, even as a dyed in the wool leftie anarchist, I can understand a preference for his personal style of dictatorship over chaos or the flavour of dictator he's likely to be replaced by
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 02nd 2014, 04:22 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC