US backed president of Pakistan will resign.
quote – Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation Monday after weeks of pressure to relinquish power.
Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf has until now stubbornly resisted pressure to quit.
Musharraf told the nation in a televised address that he would step down – nearly nine years after he seized power in a bloodless coup in 1999.
“I don’t want the people of Pakistan to slide deeper and deeper into uncertainty,” Musharraf said.
“For the interest of the nation, I have decided to resign as president,” he said. “I am not asking for anything. I will let the people of Pakistan decide my future.”
He was expected to turn in his resignation to parliament Monday.
“It will be accepted, there is no second opinion about that,” said Iqbal Zaffar Jhagra, the secretary general of the junior partner in the ruling coalition, the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N).[/quote]