US favoured Musharraf's 'safe exit': Patterson

     The United States, for the first time, has disclosed that it wanted a 'safe exit' for the former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf after he stepped down from the Presidency. In an interview with an American news paper, US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson said Washington wanted a 'dignified' retirement for Musharraf. She said the US wanted a peaceful transition to democracy in Pakistan at that time. Commenting on the ever increasing demand for Musharraf's trial under the Article Six of the Constitution by certain quarters in Pakistan, Patterson said it was an 'internal matter' of that country. "Now he (Musharraf) has become a thing of the past and we have no position on him," The Daily Times quoted Patterson, as saying.

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