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Saudi Arabia not in favour of Musharraf’s trial


Jeddah : Saudi Arabia Tuesday said it is not in favour of a trial against former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf which could further deteriorate the volatile political situation in that country, the Online news agency reported.

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Tuesday urged the Pakistani leadership to abide by the agreement reached at the time of Musharraf’s resignation that no action would be taken against the former president.

Abdullah, who played a key role in that agreement, Tuesday conveyed the message to visiting Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik during his nearly one-hour meeting with him.

He said any violation of the deal would badly affect the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations.

There is already a political confrontation between various political parties in Pakistan and any step against Musharraf could further deteriorate the situation, the Saudi king noted.