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Musharraf Faces Limited Options

Griff Witte writes in the Washington Post:

A top adviser to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf acknowledged Tuesday that the general’s options for staying in power are increasingly bleak and said that a declaration of emergency is being considered as a way of keeping him in office.

Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, said that while a complete military takeover under martial law had been ruled out, a state of emergency that would allow for the postponement of elections for up to a year and the curtailment of individual liberties was still on the table. “Martial law is a very harsh word,” Hussain said in an interview. “Emergency rule is not so harsh.”

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