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Musharraf: “No Emergency Exists”

August 9, 2007

By Matthew Pennington
August 9, 2007

Islamabad–Pakistan: President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on Thursday decided against declaring a state of emergency in Pakistan and will press ahead with plans to hold free and fair elections, a government minister said.

Pakistani media have been reporting that the military leader would impose a state of emergency to deal with rising violence and political instability – a move that a senior government official confirmed was under consideration. The

He met with legal experts, security officials and officials from the ruling party, a presidential aide said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

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