Pervez Musharraf's 'grand alliance' of 23 parties falls apart on second day
Islamabad: In a setback to Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf, several parties have dissociated themselves from his Awami Ittehad alliance only a day after he announced the formation of a "grand coalition" of 23 outfits. Two major partners of the alliance – the Pakistan Awami Tehrik and the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) – denied being part of the coalition headed by Musharraf, The News reported. Addressing media persons through video conferencing from Dubai on Friday, the 74-year-old former president had said all parties representing the Muhajir community should be united. Musharraf, himself a Muhajir, had left Pakistan for Dubai.