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  Musharraf: I am safeguarding Pakistan
  Musharraf lifts emergency rule

year 2007 Top ^

   Pakistan: President lifted a 6-week-old state of emergency and said that he imposed it as a last resort to save Pakistan from destruction
  Musharraf said that elections will go ahead in January despite a state of emergency that he said was needed to tackle extremists and ensure elections

  Washington: US President George has told Pakistani leader to give up his army post and hold elections soon in a 'frank' phone call
Nov.3   Musharraf imposes emergency rule
   Pakistan: President Pervez Musharraf has declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been replaced
 Troops have been deployed inside state-run TV stations. The independent channels have gone off air. Chief Justice Chaudhry, who condemned the moves, has been being confined to the Supreme Court with 10 other judges. The court was to decide whether Musharraf was eligible to run for election while remaining army chief. Benazir Bhutto was in Dubai on a personal visit when news of the declaration broke. She immediately boarded a flight back, landing in Karachi

year 2002 Top ^

Aug.22   Pakistan changes 'barrier to democracy'
  President Musharraf wants to develop democracy, but constitutional amendments could make that harder to accomplish
Jul.7 Opposition slams Musharraf changes
   Pakistan: Main opposition party has accused President of strengthening his dictatorial rule by pushing through the constitutional changes

year 2001 Top ^

Aug.14 Musharraf outlines road to democracy
   Pakistan: President has announced that country will begin return to democracy on October 1, 2002

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