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For several months, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s political fate has hung in the balance, as last year’s state-of-emergency ordeal made all too clear. Now, the situation in Pakistan is becoming critical, with Musharraf’s opponents calling for his impeachment.
The Washington Post:
Tension in the capital of Pakistan was high on Friday as uncertainty about the country’s stability mounted in the wake of a decision by Pakistan’s ruling coalition parties to impeach President Pervez Musharraf.
A day after leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-N party said they would move to oust Musharraf from office, politicians across the country appeared to begin repositioning themselves as the crisis over the beleaguered country’s leadership continued to unfold. On Friday, leaders of Pakistan’s Muslim League-N said four of its top members would return to their cabinet posts in the government after a three month hiatus that threatened to permanently fracture the ruling coalition elected in February.
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