Musharraf’s emergency order could allow militant Islamists to flourish

November 14th, 2007 - 10:18 am ICT by admin  
“If indeed the reason for his virtual martial law was to fight extremism and terrorism, then he is not likely to rid Pakistan of it,” the Washington Times quoted Naseem Zehra, a popular commentator and newspaper columnist, as saying.

Ayaz Amir, a political analyst, said Gen. Musharraf had a “good vision” but emergency rule has highlighted his government’s biggest weakness.

“It is accountable to no one. There are no checks and balances,” he said in a telephone interview from Washington.

“To face the challenge of extremism and terrorism, you’ve got to have the support of moderate and secular forces who have always opposed the Taliban. Now they are disaffected. This is no way to run a country,” he said. (ANI)

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