You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of democracy, social justice and the equality of mankind in your own native soil. [Mohammed Ali Jinnah]

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Living with the General

Source: The Morning Brief

Author: Joseph Schuman

With Pervez Musharraf’s reelection now confirmed by the Supreme Court he composed and the Pakistani president back in Washington’s good graces, the question is whether the rest of Pakistan’s body politic wants to participate in the general’s version of democracy.

Much of the international community remains critical of Gen. Musharraf’s de facto martial law — which is still in effect — and skeptical about his latest promise to step down as head of the military and serve as an exclusively civilian leader, though his aides say that could happen in the coming days. more…

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