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Pakistan Opposition to Form Government

March 9, 2008

By Zarar Khan The Associated Press
Sunday, March 9, 2008; 1900 GMT 

BHURBAN, Pakistan — Pakistan’s election winners sealed an agreement Sunday to form a coalition government and said parliament would restore judges fired by President Pervez Musharraf — further clouding the U.S.-allied leader’s political future.
In the capital, police fired tear gas at protesters who gathered outside the residence of the deposed Supreme Court chief justice to demand his reinstatement.

A lawyer holding a black flag walks amongst tear gas, fired ...
A lawyer holding a black flag walks amongst tear gas, fired by police, during a protest against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf, near the residence of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, in Islamabad March 9, 2008.
Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whose government was ousted in Musharraf’s 1999 coup, announced their pact after talks at a resort town in the foothills of the Himalayas.
“The coalition partners are ready to form the government,” Sharif said at a news conference….

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