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Old August 8, 2007, 04:08 PM
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Thumbs down Musharraf to begin 'emergency rule'

Al Jazeera link:http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...702C6F12D1.htm

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Pakistan media is reporting that Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistan president, is on the point of announcing a state of emergency for one month.

The decision followed a meeting between the president, top military leaders and other government officials on Wednesday.

The possibility of emergency rule has been mooted for months.

Three reasons were given for the move: the recent threat of US air strikes on the country, the recent kidnapping of Chinese workers and the ongoing heated debates within Pakistan's national assembly on the country's future.

Geo TV reported that the emergency could be extended to three months.
Since the border terrorism and other chaotic dysfunctions will not end anytime soon, the Bush/Rice pressure gives the General another lifeline. Typical Pak-US stuff.
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