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2008-08-19 06:00:07

By Salman Masood The new governing civilian coalition that engineered the ouster of President Pervez Musharraf faces some tough challenges following Musharraf's resignation, political analysts said Monday, chief among them the deteriorating economy and the continued threat from a resurgent Taliban. "I think the political leaders have no excuse now," said Rasul Baksh Rais, a political analyst who teaches politics at Lahore University of Management Sciences. "They have to address the...

2008-08-19 06:00:07

By Paul Wiseman and Richard Wolf The Bush administration and key members of Congress praised Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's decision to resign Monday, even as experts on the nuclear-armed, terrorist-infested nation warned of possible short-term political instability. U.S. government officials predicted Pakistan's new democratically elected government, which had threatened to impeach Musharraf, would continue to support the U.S.-led war against terrorism. "We certainly expect...

2008-08-19 03:00:02

The Pakistani ruling coalition that engineered President Pervez Musharraf's resignation must show it is ready to lead, political analysts said. The coalition -- principally led by Asif Ali Zardari's Pakistani People's Party and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League -- must settle their differences on other issues before cracks in their partnership widen, analysts told Voice of America. While coalition supporters danced in the streets of Islamabad over Musharraf's...

2008-08-19 00:00:12

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 18 August: The resignation of President Pervez Musharraf on Monday [18 August] dominated the proceedings of the National Assembly after the House unanimously suspended the rules of business to discuss the development. When the proceeding started, Railways Minister Sardar Mehtab Abbasi requested the chair to suspend the business to give the members a chance to express their sentiments on the issue,...

2008-08-19 00:00:12

By Andrew Buncombe; Omar Waraich Andrew Buncombe and Omar Waraich on the legacy of the enigmatic general who became president PERVEZ Musharraf was the ultimate political enigma, a military dictator who promised genuine democracy, a strongman who launched a coup in what he said was a bid to end corruption. He locked up thousands of political opponents and dissidents, yet oversaw an increase in the freedom of the media and he busily rigged elections before losing power by holding a free...

2008-08-18 21:00:13

U.S. presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama said Monday that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was right to resign. Musharraf, who is an ally of the Bush administration, resigned Monday under the threat of impeachment. The Hill reported McCain and Obama said Musharraf's resignation could advance the U.S. hunt for terror suspects in Pakistan. "I have long said that the central terrorist threat to the United States lies in northwest Pakistan and Afghanistan, and not Iraq,"...

2008-08-18 21:00:02

MOSCOW. Aug 18 (Interfax) - Russia hopes the situation in Pakistan will stay within the framework of the constitution after the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf. "Russia is hoping that Pervez Musharraf's resignation will not have any negative impact on political stability in this large Asian country. We are hoping that the situation in Pakistan will stay within the framework of the Constitution and law and order will be observed there," said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei...

2008-08-18 15:00:02

An Egyptian radio commentary by Hasan al-Ashmawi on 18 August dealt with the resignation of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. The commentary was entitled: "After Musharraf's resignation, Pakistan to enter new stage of democratic ruling". The radio said: "By tendering his resignation, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf spared his country and himself a stage of bloody conflict." It added that Musharraf's step "will spare Islamabad many violent acts, and perhaps the country's entrance...

2008-08-18 06:00:02

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's resignation Monday left the question of his future unanswered. He had been facing the threat of impeachment from the ruling coalition as well as charges of misconduct. But until Monday, he had refused to quit. There had been reports the impeachment proceedings would have started as early as Tuesday. CNN reported local media as saying Musharraf has been granted "safe passage" out of the country. Sherry Rehman, spokeswoman for the coalition-leading...

2008-08-18 03:00:11

Text of report by Muhammad Saleh Zaafir headlined "Jeddah palace not to host Pak leaders any more" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 18 August Islamabad: The Saudis do not want to convert Jeddah's Al-Saroor Palace into the Guantanamo Bay of exiled Pakistani leaders, observers said. Till last year, Nawaz Sharif and his family stayed here for about seven years after being forced into exile by Pervez Musharraf. The Palace is lying vacant these days. The sources said that...


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