Dawn : PML-N quits coalition

Monday, August 25, 2008

PML-N quits coalition

August 25, 2008

ISLAMABAD, Aug 25 (AFP): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif Monday said his party had decided to quit Pakistan's ruling coalition over differences on the restoration of judges sacked by ex-president Pervez Musharraf.

Sharif said his Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) had decided to sit on the opposition benches in parliament.

“We have taken this decision after we failed to find any ray of hope and none of the commitments made to us were fulfilled” by Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of coalition partner the Pakistan People's Party, he told a news conference.

PML-N names own party candidate for Pakistan president: Mr. Nawaz Sharif named former chief justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui as his party's candidate for presidential polls scheduled for eptember 6.