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Hundreds of lawyers clashed with police in Pakistan after President Pervez Musharraf declared "emergency rule" on Saturday.Under "emergency rule" Musharraf "suspended the Constitution, fired the judges of the Supreme Court, closed the transmission of privately owned television news channels and curbed..



Hundreds of lawyers clashed with police in Pakistan after President Pervez Musharraf declared "emergency rule" on Saturday.


Under "emergency rule" Musharraf "suspended the Constitution, fired the judges of the Supreme Court, closed the transmission of privately owned television news channels and curbed the broadcasts of international broadcasters. Parliamentary elections scheduled for next January were delayed for up to a year, officials said."

Musharraf's reason for screwing with the legal foundations of his country? The threat of Islamic extremism. Sound familiar?

Here's coverage from Al Jazeera and the New York Times.

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