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Under-pressure Musharraf says elections by Feb 15 (Roundup)
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Acting under intense international pressure and condemnation, President Pervez Musharraf said Thursday that the emergency will be lifted soon and general elections will be held before Feb 15.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 6:39:46 PM

Musharraf vows to put down protests by 'all means'
Islamabad, Nov 8 (DPA) Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf vowed Thursday to put down with an iron hand protests against emergency rule in the country, a day after the US pressed the army general to restore democracy, media reports said.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 6:18:09 PM

Pakistan elections likely in February, Attorney General
Islamabad, Nov 8 (DPA) Pakistan would lift the state of emergency imposed by President Pervez Musharraf next month and hold general elections in February, government officials and members of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) said Thursday.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 5:03:03 PM

Musharraf, Bhutto have tied themselves in knots: Pakistani media
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) The Pakistani media maintained its relentless criticism of the emergency declaration for the fifth straight day Thursday, with at least one newspaper saying that both President Pervez Musharraf and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto had tied themselves in knots.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 3:38:29 PM

Political uncertainty continues in Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Political uncertainty continues in Pakistan after the emergency clamped last Saturday even as former prime minister Benazir Bhutto announced she would go ahead with a planned rally in Rawalpindi Friday in defiance of ban orders.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 2:21:14 PM

Pakistan law commission chief may be sacked
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Faqir Hussain could be sacked as head of Pakistan's Law and Justice Commission for his adverse comments on the manner in which Supreme Court judges were removed in the wake of an emergency being declared in the country, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 1:40:37 PM

Bush talks tough with 'indispensable' Musharraf
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) US President George W. Bush finally spoke to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf five days after he imposed emergency rule and asked him to hold elections in January as planned and quit as army chief.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 9:45:06 AM

Restore democracy, Bhutto demands of Musharraf (Roundup)
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto Wednesday made it clear she did not trust President Pervez Musharraf and demanded the immediate restoration of democracy, even as lawyers' protests continued for the fourth day after the imposition of an emergency.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 7:36:40 PM

Britain asks Musharraf to guarantee polls
London, Nov 7 (DPA) The British government Wednesday called on President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan to guarantee free elections in January and step down as chief of the army staff by Nov 15.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 7:09:58 PM

Bhutto turns against Musharraf in Pakistan crisis
Islamabad, Nov 7 (DPA) Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto Wednesday said she did not trust President Pervez Musharraf and demanded that he end emergency rule, step down as army chief and ensure that parliamentary elections are held as scheduled.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 6:46:45 PM

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