Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Is Musharraf going to declare an Emergency in Pakistan?

Pakistan, in recent times, has been under the eye of a storm and President Musharraf is trying very hard to play his game of chinese checkers balancing the increasing militants in his home turf and appeasing the Bush Government on his government's anti-terrorism stand. He was to attend a 'peace jirga' with tribal and other leaders in Afganistan today but didnt. The possible reason could be an imminent declaration of emergency by him in Pakistan.
The Guardian says that the government of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf is not ruling out imposing a state of emergency because of "external and internal threats" to Pakistan and deteriorating law and order in the volatile northwest near the Afghan border.
Very likely, I would say considering elections are slated to take place soon and there are rumors regarding the return of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What great difference between military rule and emergency? Only benefit is President can safely live under the pretext of restoration of law and order- ash

NeoAuteur said...

Declaring a state of emergency will not make much of a difference. He already has the powers.

Eternalsoul said...

That's true but he can justify not holding elections if emergency is declared.