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Emergency in Pakistan: PM takes stock
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November 03, 2007 20:37 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] on Saturday night took stock of the situation in Pakistan in the wake of imposition of emergency.

As soon as Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf [Images] imposed emergency, the prime minister talked to External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Musharraf imposed a state of emergency in the wake of a rapid deterioration in the security situation and growing uncertainty over his position in the face of a legal challenge to his re-election in uniform.

An eight-member Supreme Court immediately set aside the Presidential order declaring Emergency amid reports that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who has been at loggerheads with Musharraf, has been asked to go.

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