Monday, August 18, 2008

Pakistan Looks Ahead Without Musharraf

An interesting development, to say the least. Events have moved rapidly since Bhutto's assassination, and now Musharraf is gone from office. In the story in the New York Times there are these curious comments:

“His resignation will bring stability hopefully,” said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. He noted that the stock market, which had suffered in recent sessions, had reacted positively. Aitzaz Ahsan, the leader of a lawyers’ movement that has been pushing for Mr. Musharraf’s ouster and the reinstatement of 57 dismissed judges, said the resignation was a cause “to rejoice.”

The stock market is given quite a prominent role by the FM.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The immediate reaction in Pakistan’s corridors of power and streets to the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf was one of optimism and opportunity.
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