August 16, 2007


US in hush-hush talks over power sharing in Pakistan (AFP, Aug 16, 2007)

The United States is discussing with key political players in Pakistan amid reported moves by Washington to get President Pervez Musharraf to share power with opposition rival Benazir Bhutto, officials said Thursday.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discussed the power-sharing arrangement idea in a telephone call to military ruler Musharraf last week, the New York Times reported Thursday, quoting American and Pakistani officials.

Former premier Bhutto also has been holding talks in recent weeks with senior officials of President George W. Bush's administration, including US envoy to the UN Zalmay Khalilzad, the paper said.

Destabilizing states towards democracy--it's what we do.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 16, 2007 6:12 PM
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