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Pakistan opposition protests rule change

September 19, 2007

By SADAQAT JAN, Associated Press Writer

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – An opposition party challenged a rule change favoring the re-election of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf in court Wednesday, while a top foreign envoy arrived to quiz the military leader on Pakistan‘s turbulent politics.

Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon’s visit comes a day after officials said Musharraf would quit as army chief if lawmakers give him another five-year term in a vote due within weeks.
Courtesy Pakistani government: President General
Musharraf (left) meets with his Prime Minister.

The government hailed the announcement as a watershed for Pakistani democracy. But Musharraf’s political foes, who are pressing for faster reform, quickly rejected it as illegal.

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