In a move that could upset Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf, former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif met in Jeddah earlier this week and are reported to have chalked out a joint political strategy to oust the military regime as well as a coordinated approach to contest the general elections to be held in October this year.
While there was no official announcement, media reports on Saturday said that the two leaders who live in exile abroad met after prayers in the holy city of Jeddah on Thursday.
Bhutto flew to Jeddah along with her children to offer prayers in nearby Mecca.
Sharif, who has been exiled by Musharraf after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for preventing the General's plane from landing during the October, 1999 military coup, lives in Jeddah.
During their meeting both the leaders decided to launch a joint movement to oust Musharraf and use their influence in the US and European Union for that purpose, the Daily Times reported on Saturday.
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