Impeachment issue: Amin Faheem's supporters leave him in lurch

KARACHI - Pakistan People's Party (PPP) central leaders who were supporting PPP Vice President Makhdoom Amin Faheem had left him after Amin's hard stance against the PPP on the impeachment of President Pervez Musharraf. A PPP MNA and a central leader, who is also a close aide of Amin Faheem, told The Nation that PPP vice president was toeing the line of Musharraf and not supporting the party's stance of impeachment which forced central leaders to disassociate themselves from him. He said that initially they considered that PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari had done injustice to Amin by sidelining him from the affairs of the party. "We are shocked over Amin's stance of supporting Musharraf and opposing Zardari's move to impeach the President," he added. The PPP MNA said that Amin Faheem had lost his popularity not only among PPP legislators but also among the workers. PML-Q members, the brainchild of President, were opposing him and Makhdoom Amin Faheem's stance to support Musharraf had put his political career at a stake. "Amin should keep better silent rather than issuing statements in favour of Musharraf. This is a much better strategy." He said,"Musharraf is now a relic of the past and majority of party leaders and workers had held him responsible him for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto." Meanwhile, Makhdoom Jameel, son of Amin Faheem, returned from the Dubai and avoiding the media after Sindh assembly unanimously passed resolution against Musharraf.

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