Monday, December 17, 2007

Emergency Rule Lifted In Pakistan

Captain's Quarters: Emergency Rule Lifted In Pakistan

"Pervez Musharraf lifted the emergency decree under which he ruled for six weeks
as promised. The action clears the way for national elections in the second week
of January, but the nation's largest Islamist party withdrew its candidates from
the parliamentary races, claiming fraud"

This is good news, but I doubt that any real stability or democracy can be found under Musharraf. It is time for him to step down, before the radicals gain more power, and turn the whole government over.

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