Sources said in case Musharraf seeks vote from the present assemblies, the PPP would abstain, following the example set by the MMA in the last presidential election.
They said the PPP leader had assured the government that it would vote for Musharraf if he sought a re-election from the next assemblies.And as if that was not enough, there was more to come:
“She has also assured a top presidential aide that the PPP would neither resign from the assemblies before Musharraf’s re-election nor let the other opposition parties do so at this critical juncture,” confided a senior government functionary.
Well-placed sources said the tacit unwritten agreement had been reached on this one particular issue between former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and a president’s aide in Dubai.
The ruling PML and the opposition PPP-Parliamentarians don’t see anything wrong in allowing such people to join them as are called turncoats in political parlance and are hated by the electorate.