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Negotiations underway with Govt to resolve remaining issues: Ms. Bhuttuo

LARKANA: Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister and Chairperson Pakistan People’s Party on Sunday said that negotiations are underway with the government for ‘restoration’ of democracy in the country. Talking to reporters, she said that most of the problems had been sorted out with the government, the issue of the abolition of article 58 (2) B of the constitution was yet to be resolved.

Benazir Bhutto is presently on a visit to her native Larkana district. On Saturday, she visited the tomb of her father and the former Prime Minister, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. There are reports that both Benazir Bhutto and the government of President Pervez Musharraf are holding negotiations with each other and a final agreement is likely to be stricken within a couple of days.

Benazir hailed the decision of President Pervez Musharraf to doff his uniform before taking oath as President. However, she said many more steps were to be taken for ensuring real democracy in the country. She said she had taken her party into confidence on the issue of becoming prime minister for third time. Benazir said that she wanted real empowerment of the people besides ending of unemployment and amelioration of the lot of the poor people.

About the National Reconciliation Ordinance, the PPP chairperson said the cases instituted against her were not strong and while approving the ordinance, the federal cabinet had admitted that these cases were fabricated and based on vengeance. She describe it her moral victory. The former prime minister said that the people want free, fair and transparent elections in the country.

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Rubab Saleem

Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times

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