Musharraf Suspends Pakistan’s Constitution! Is Bush Next? (videos)

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Emergency rule imposed in Pakistan


Pakistan’s president has declared a state of emergency, defending his decision by saying he was acting to combat growing extremism and increasing lawlessness.

Al Jazeera looks at the instability facing the country.

Musharraf defends emergency rule

In a pre-recorded, televised address Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s president, defended his decision to declare emergency rule.

Towards the end of his speech, Musharraf appealed to his international audience in English.
Added: November 03, 2007

Pakistan reacts to emergency rule

Pakistan’s prime Minister has confirmed up to 500 people have been arrested across the country, in a crackdown which began after the President declared a state of emergency.

Speaking at a media conference during the past hour, the Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said the elections, which has been scheduled for January, could be delayed for up to a year.

But he added that the government hasn’t yet made any decision.

President Musharraf says the move follows what he calls ‘rising Islamic extremism’.

Owen Fay has more on the days events.

Added: November 04, 2007

Musharraf Suspends Pakistan’s Constitution! Is Bush Next?


Added: November 03, 2007


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