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Musharraf says Pakistan army still backs him

March 8, 2008

MULTAN, Pakistan (AFP) – President Pervez Musharraf said Saturday that Pakistan‘s powerful army was not “distancing” itself from him following the defeat of his political allies in elections last month.

President Pervez Musharraf said Saturday that Pakistan's ... 

President Pervez Musharraf said Saturday that Pakistan’s powerful army was not “distancing” itself from him following the defeat of his political allies in elections last month.(AFP/File/John Thys)

Musharraf, who seized power in a coup in 1999 and stepped down as army chief in November last year, said claims of a rift between him and the military were being spread by people trying to destabilise the nuclear-armed nation.

“It is absolutely wrong that the army is distancing itself from me. There is no truth in it,” Musharraf said at the inauguration of a state television station in the central city of Multan.

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Fresh unrest as Pakistan mulls elections

November 6, 2007

By ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press Writer 

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Stone-throwing lawyers again clashed with baton-wielding police as President Gen. Pervez Musharraf‘s government considered Tuesday when to hold elections amid growing international pressure to end emergency rule and restore democracy.

Unrest broke out in the central city of Multan, when hundreds of police blocked about 1,000 lawyers from leaving a district court complex to stage a street rally. Both sides pelted each other with stones and police swung batons to disperse the crowd.

An Associated Press reporter saw at least three lawyers were wounded, two bleeding from the head. At least three lawyers were arrested.

In a separate clash, police stormed Multan’s High Court and arrested at least six lawyers.

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