Negroponte: Emergency Rule Not Compatible With Elections

Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte says he has urged Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to lift emergency rule as soon as possible because it is "not compatible with free and fair elections." He also asked Musharraf to free thousands of political detainees and members of the media that have been arrested. Negroponte praised Musharraf for leading Pakistan down a path of moderation and democracy, but said, "Unfortunately, the recent police actions against protestors, suppression of...Full Story
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