Second Province Passes Resolution for Pakistani President Musharraf to Resign

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Northwest Pakistan lawmakers have passed a resolution against President Pervez Musharraf, the second major act in the ruling coalition's campaign to impeach and oust the embattled leader.

The North West Frontier Province assembly's resolution Tuesday came a day after lawmakers in Punjab province passed a similar proposal. As in Punjab, the resolution in the northwest passed overwhelmingly, 107-4.

Musharraf seized power in a 1999 military coup and dominated Pakistan for years, but he grew increasingly unpopular, especially after he fired judges and declared emergency rule last year.

He has been largely sidelined since his foes won February parliamentary elections but has shown no intention of leaving despite impeachment calls.