Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Asif Zardari says Pakistan's government is not strong enough to oust President Pervez Musharraf.
Zardari says, in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, that the new coalition government does not have the two-thirds majority in parliament necessary to impeach the president.
Zardari adds that a confrontation between Mr. Musharraf and the new government could prolong instability in Pakistan. He says the government has other problems to work on, besides going after Mr. Musharraf.
Zardari has formed a coalition with the political party of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
The new government has said it will remove the president's powers to dissolve parliament, and will reinstate top judges fired by Mr. Musharraf under emergency rule last year.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.