Pakistan president also pardons Bhutto in graft cases to pave way for own re-election.
Bhutto said that, despite pledges from Musharraf in the power-sharing talks to introduce democratic reforms, “on the ground, nothing has changed from nine months ago”.
Bhutto expected her Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) members of parliament to resign.
Asked if that would be the decision, she replied: “Most probably.
“I think that the resignation of the Pakistan Peoples Party MPs will be a severe blow to the legitimacy of the presidential elections.”
Although the PPP is the largest opposition faction, it is not in a position to stop his re-election. But it could damage the credibility of the process if it boycotted the vote.
“We don’t want to resign. We don’t want to take this step, but certainly we are being pushed into taking this step by the inability of the present regime to move towards the democratisation of Pakistan,” Bhutto said.
She said she expected the final decision to be taken by her party later on Wednesday or Thursday.
Among the PPP’s demands are a removal of the ban on anyone serving a third term as prime minister, which would disqualify Bhutto.
Bhutto said there had been no movement on this and other issues, despite promises from Musharraf.
Bhutto said Musharraf’s continued rule in uniform was fuelling extremism in Pakistan.