Monday, November 05, 2007

State of Emergency in Pakistan

On Saturday, November 3, President General Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan. You can view this proclamation on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs page. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site actually has a number of press releases on the media response and links to the various orders. The President's web site only has two brief press releases on this action. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has suspended its caseload this week due to this order.

For additional information from the Pakistani government check out their information gateway. If you would like some independent media, check out the Washington Post's "In Pakistan, Thousands Protest Emergency Rule: Lawyers, Police Battle at High Court Complex" or the BBC's Pakistan web site.

Still want more? Check out the library's Pakistan guide.

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