Pakistan: State of Emergency + Pakistan at the Crossroads (videos)

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Asia Society special Pakistan town hall featuring call-in’s from Pakistan including Asma Jahangir under house arrest, leading journalists and an attorney. With South Asia and Pakistan experts they discuss the US role in Pakistan, Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto, and what comes next for Pakistan.

Added: November 09, 2007

Global Pulse: Pakistan at the Crossroads


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General Musharraf is battling Pakistan’s legal establishment while allowing a dangerous insurgency to take root.He has promised, under U.S. pressure, to
hold elections in February, but with a struggling political structure and a surging home-grown Taliban in the Northwest, that may be too late.

SOURCES: Al Alam, Iran; South Asia Newsline, India;
Al Jazeera English, Qatar; BBC News, U.K.; NBC News, U.S.

Pakistan civil society reacts


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Students and lawyers spearhead protests against state of emergency in Pakistan

Thursday November 8th, 2007

Lawyers boycotted district and session’s court and staged protest rallies against the imposition of emergency and removal of superior court judges and chanted anti-government and anti-Musharraf slogans.

Dawn, November 8, 2007

Hundreds of lawyers took to the streets of Islamabad on the fourth consecutive day of the state of emergency to protest against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf. Observed by the cameras of the international press the police kept a low profile, but behind the scenes thousands of lawyers, journalists, activists and citizens have been arrested or placed under house arrest all over the country. Radio Netherlands, November 7, 2007

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Added: November 09, 2007

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