Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Deadlock and death in inauspicious start to Pakistan post-Musharraf

Post-Musharraf Pakistan got off to an inauspicious start yesterday, after a meeting of the coalition government resulted in deadlock over the key issue of the judiciary, and Taliban militants demonstrated that their violent campaign would continue with a suicide bombing that killed at least 27.

Pervez Musharraf resigned as Pakistan's president on Monday in order to avoid impeachment following a series of crises, starting with the sacking in March 2007 of the country's chief justice. . . .

Many believe that Asif Zardari, the leader of the Pakistan People's party, is wary of having Chaudhry standing in judgment over his administration.

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