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BB admits secret meeting with Musharraf

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto acknowledged in an interview that she has met secretly with President General Pervez Musharraf. Talking to a US television channel, the two time premier said that she was increasingly pessimistic about reaching a power-sharing deal with Musharraf’s government. Benazir said that she and Musharraf have had “an opportunity to meet, we’ve had a good rapport, a good exchange of ideas, but there are people around him who don’t want this understanding, who don’t want him to make the political concessions that are necessary to facilitate the path towards democracy.”

When asked whether she had met secretly with Musharraf, Bhutto answered in affirmative adding, “We were supposed to keep it secret, but it is kind of an open secret now. PPP Chairperson said that she asked him to take some steps for fair elections but unfortunately these remain unimplemented, she added.-SANA

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