Musharraf 'may lift state of emergency': report

Pakistan President Musharraf will likely lift a state of emergency within 36 hours.

Musharraf 'may lift state of emergency': report
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf will likely lift a state of emergency within 36 hours as he prepares to to be sworn in to another five-year term, a local TV station reported Wednesday.

DawnNews TV, citing the country's attorney-general, Malik Mohammed Qayyun, reported that Musharraf, who relinquished his title of army chief on Wednesday morning, would take his new oath Thursday under the country's Constitution - which is currently suspended because of the emergency rule.

The Islamabad-based news channel also cited sources saying Musharraf would announce the lifting of the ban in a nationally televised announcement, though it did not say when it would be.

If Musharraf, who declared the emergency on November 3 that led to nationwide protests and calls for his resignation, were to be sworn in under the current constitution, he would have to first lift the state of emergency, according to legal experts.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Kasım 2007, 11:57
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