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Pakistan set for emergency rule

#2
Martial Law could bring stability but I guess it is wait and see especially with Islamist violence. But if the west wants to help - just shut the hell up about 'democracy' it is so 2003.
 
#3
Geo Int news is reporting that Government forces have entered the Supreme Court building. It seems that Musharraf may have been pushed into declaring State of Emergency because the court was about to rule against his candidacy.

Update: The Supreme Court set aside the emergency - so the reason for the troops I guess. Troops outside various media outlets (private stations closed) and internal mobile services stopped.
 
#4
The 1973 Constitution has been suspended does this mean that Pakistan is no longer an Islamic Republic?

Benazir does not support the suspension of the constitution nor the declaration of emergency - amazing how she had to leave the country just before the declaration of the state of emergency.
 
#5
Come on, do the Red Mosque MK II, free those troops, and as for the fcuknuts over for a merry jaunt in neighbouring afghanistan, steal all their goats and host a celebrity BBQ with them on telly. And while you're about it, see if you can dig up some Al-Q, they'll be the ones dressed as women fleeing before a fight.

Even if we've only got a couple of days, we should crack on...
 
#6
I presume a news blackout will follow while Musharraf gets 'busy'

The 1973 Constitution has been suspended does this mean that Pakistan is no longer an Islamic Republic?
Very good point CR , and I can feel a need to wear tinfoil this arvo coming on... :D
 
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PartTimePongo said:
I presume a news blackout will follow while Musharraf gets 'busy'

The 1973 Constitution has been suspended does this mean that Pakistan is no longer an Islamic Republic?
Very good point CR , and I can feel a need to wear tinfoil this arvo coming on... :D
The satellite service for Geo TV is still running but I suppose they are under careful watch.
I wonder what internal TV is showing probably re-runs of that soap.
 
#11
Right it seems that supreme court and high courts judiciary have lost their jobs, all other institutions stay in place.

Oh and the great Western hope - Bhutto was coming back to Pakistan but changed her mind.
 
#13
castlereagh said:
Right it seems that supreme court and high courts judiciary have lost their jobs, all other institutions stay in place.

Oh and the great Western hope - Bhutto was coming back to Pakistan but changed her mind.
Bit of a premature call on Bhutto there chap. She was always intended for an in-out job, as was Pres-Mush's delegation to Saudi (in-out) a few weeks previous.

Fluid.
 
#14
It seems that in Peshawar - judges and new judges to be are being called into the governor's place to swear their oaths under the new constitution.
I guess the same thing is happening throughout Pakistan.

The head of the of the Supreme court association has been arrested, no word yet on the fate of other anti-Musharraf types.
 
#15
In-Limbo said:
castlereagh said:
Right it seems that supreme court and high courts judiciary have lost their jobs, all other institutions stay in place.

Oh and the great Western hope - Bhutto was coming back to Pakistan but changed her mind.
Bit of a premature call on Bhutto there chap. She was always intended for an in-out job, as was Pres-Mush's delegation to Saudi (in-out) a few weeks previous.

Fluid.
She shouldn't dither, if she feels that it is her destiny to save Pakistan (as she always say) she can't do it in Dubai.
 
#16
There's a Pak head shed in Saudi. One is assured she's been brought up to speed now; and that she'll be back. The fact she had to leave Pak temporarily with her knickers smoldering tells it like it is.
 
#17
castlereagh said:
In-Limbo said:
castlereagh said:
Right it seems that supreme court and high courts judiciary have lost their jobs, all other institutions stay in place.

Oh and the great Western hope - Bhutto was coming back to Pakistan but changed her mind.
Bit of a premature call on Bhutto there chap. She was always intended for an in-out job, as was Pres-Mush's delegation to Saudi (in-out) a few weeks previous.

Fluid.
She shouldn't dither, if she feels that it is her destiny to save Pakistan (as she always say) she can't do it in Dubai.
Hahaha - she got back on the plane but there is confusion to whether the Dubai authorities will let her travel, wtf?
 
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In-Limbo said:
There's a Pak head shed in Saudi. One is assured she's been brought up to speed now; and that she'll be back. The fact she had to leave Pak temporarily with her knickers smoldering tells it like it is.
Nah, she claims that went to visit her husband. Yeah right :roll:
She knew the SofE was being declared and panicked. She did not want it to bee seen that she knew it was coming.
 

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