Bhutto Demands Musharraf Quit

International condemnation grows against general as crackdown grows
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2007 5:49 AM CST
Supporters of Benazir Bhutto line a road hoping to see her during a stop on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan on Monday Nov. 12, 2007. Bhutto visited the home of a woman who lost her son in an Oct. 18...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Benazir Bhutto demanded today that Musharraf resign as president and insisted she will never serve as prime minister under him. She also said that her party will likely boycott elections in January, the AP reports. Bhutto spoke as police again barricaded her house, ringing it with barbed wire and dump trucks to prevent her from leading a motorcade to the capital. "It is time for him to go," she told Reuters.

Bhutto said talks between her and Musharraf have broken down because of his repeated use of force. "There's no question now of getting this back on track because anyone who is associated with General Musharraf gets contaminated," she said. As diplomatic pressure increased on Pakistan, police made more arrests, and the AP reported that protesters fired on two police stations in Karachi.