Monday, August 18, 2008

Pakistan leader to address nation

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who is under pressure to resign before being impeached by parliament, is to address the nation, his spokesman says.

Rashid Qureshi would not say if the president intended to announce he was stepping down at 1300 (0700GMT).

On Sunday, Pakistan's defence minister said the governing coalition would file impeachment charges within two days.

Draft charges against the president include violation of the constitution and gross misconduct, officials say.

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