August 7, 2008 / 1:10 PM / 10 years ago

Zardari warns Musharraf against government dismissal

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The head of Pakistan’s ruling coalition, Asif Ali Zardari, warned President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday against dismissing parliament after the coalition decided to begin impeachment proceedings against him.

“If he does it, it will be his last verdict against (the) people, against (the) people’s mandate and against Pakistan,” Zardari, widower and political successor of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, told a news conference.

“Democracy is not so weak that this article ... could be invoked.”

Reporting by Kamran Haider; Writing by Zeeshan Haider; Editing by Jerry Norton

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