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Jun
07

Pakistan rallies in thousands against President Musharraf

In yet another strong display of opposition, thousands who supported the ousted Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry came out on the streets in Haripur where the CJP was today.

Musharraf suspended Chaudhry nearly three months ago, triggering a movement that began with a call for greater independence of the judiciary but has morphed into a full-fledged campaign for an end to military rule and the restoration of democracy.

Information Minister Mohammed Ali Durrani denied that the government was interfering with Aaj’s broadcast and blamed any transmission problems on cable companies. Hussain said the government is pressuring the companies to block stations that report critically.

Read more at Washington Post

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