From the Daily Telegraph
When asked whether he will doff his uniform by the end of the year, in accordance with a constitutional amendment that he introduced, Musharraf replied: “It is enough for the nation to know that we will follow the constitution.”
In recent months, his unwillingness to tackle girls armed with sticks in an Islamabad madrassa have raised old accusations that he is playing the “militant card” to persuade the West that, without him, Pakistan will fall to the Islamic extremists.
But who needs Islamic devils when it is Pakistan’s secular forces, be it a general clinging to power or the previous civilian premiers, that appear to be intent on tearing up the country.
What began as policemen beating black-suited lawyers with bamboo canes has now become a murderous intrigue.
On Monday, four gunmen entered the house of a senior supreme court official and shot him in front of his family. His widow blames the government and intelligence agencies. His friends claimed he had come under pressure to testify against the chief justice.
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