Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pakistan has been suspended from the Commonwealth because of its imposition of emergency rule, the organisation has announced after a meeting in Uganda.

Secretary General Don McKinnon said Pakistan was being suspended "pending restoration of democracy and the rule of law". (bbc)


Memz said...

I am just wondering, why no one pays attention to a country that has been under emergency rule almost 70% of the days since 1952. It is not like Egypt is of no strategic importance.

Georgia and Pakistan go on emergency rule and thats all you hear!

Dody G. said...

Because emergency rule has now been the status quo for 20 years.

Don't worry, the UN is ready with harsh sanctions and condemnation when you finally have a free and fair election.

Tom Gara said...

un-fuckin-believable (check the video):

GIBSON: Mr. President, let me start with foreign policy. Did you put too much faith in Pervez Musharraf?

BUSH: He’s been a loyal ally in fighting terrorists. He’s also advanced democracy in Pakistan. So far, I’ve found him to be a man of his word. The fundamental question I have for President Musharraf is, will these elections be under emergency law? Because if they are, it’s going to be hard for those of us who have believed he’s advanced Pakistan’s democracy to say that’s still the case.
GIBSON: Is there a line he cannot cross in your mind? Something that would go too far, when you might say to yourself, okay, that’s enough?

BUSH: He hasn’t crossed the line. As a matter of fact, I don’t think that he will cross any lines. Today I thought it was a pretty good signal that he released thousands of people from the jails.