Sharif's party decides to quit Pakistani cabinet
Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Monday that cabinet ministers from his party would resign as the ruling coalition had failed to break the deadlock over the restoration of judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf, reported dpa.
"The May 12 deadline is ending today. Our ministers will hand over their resignations to the prime minister tomorrow (Tuesday)," Sharif told reporters in Islamabad.
However, he vowed to continue supporting the government led by slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's Pakistan Peoples' Party.
"We have also decided that we will not become the part of any conspiracy to strengthen the dictatorship. Therefore we will not destabilize the democratic government," he said.