Musharraf Resigns

Was never a matter of ‘if’, but, rather, when: Speaking on television from his presidential office here at 1 p.m., Mr. Musharraf, dressed in a gray suit and tie, said that after consulting with his aides, “I have decided to resign today.” He said he was putting national interest above “personal...

PPP Opts For “Dynasty-Based” Succession; Bilawal, Zardari To Lead Party

Benazir Bhutto’s widower, Asif Ali Zardari, has been named as her successor to the Pakistan People’s Party leadership; Zardari subsequently appointed their 19 year old son, Bilawal, as party chairperson. According to Bloomberg, Zardai and Bilawal will run the party as “co-chairpersons”, with BBC News...

Martial Law Lite?

Shorter Ali Eterez: “Military dictators do tend to make the trains run on time, don’t they?”* *headdesk* Cernig casually pushes a butterknife through the steaming, still-soft bullshit here (updating and correcting Libby’s initial post) and here, speculating that Musharraf’s...