Xinhua : Presidential spokesman: Musharraf not to resign

Monday, August 18, 2008

Presidential spokesman: Musharraf not to resign

August 18, 2008

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will not resign while addressing the nation on Monday afternoon, said presidential spokesman Rashid Qureshi.

The reports on Musharraf's resignation "are nonsense," Qureshi told Xinhua via telephone.

"President Musharraf will address the nation, only two hours from now," Qureshi said. But Qureshi did not say what Musharraf would say at the address.

Musharraf is facing an impeachment pressure from the ruling coalition.

Pakistan's ruling coalition parties on Aug. 7 announced that they would launch impeachment against the president. The speculation about Musharraf's resignation has mounted since then.