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Bhutto demands Pakistan president's resignation

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Bhutto demands Pakistan president's resignation


As tensions continue to mount across Pakistan, the former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, has called on President Pervez Musharraf to resign. She is now being held under house arrest in Lahore for seven days.

Her detention came hours before the start of a march from the eastern city to Islamabad against what many have called “martial rule”.

Hundreds of metres of barbed wire have been laid around the house where Bhutto is staying; barricades and trucks filled with sand blocked the roads and there was a huge police presence.

She has been in contact with another former prime minister, exiled Nawaz Sharif. She has said there were now no circumstances in which she would serve as prime minister under Musharraf.

The president imposed the emergency on November third, citing rising militancy and what he called “interference” by the judiciary in the running of the country.

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