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I had no option, says Musharraf

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said he had been left with no option but to impose an emergency in the country to control growing terrorism and interference from the judiciary.


Musharraf was addressing a press conference on Saturday night, hours after he had declared an emergency and later invoked a Provisional Constitutional Order.


Earlier the government blocked transmissions of private news channels in several cities and telephone services in the capital Islamabad were cut and the army out on the roads.


”I had to take this decison in order to preserve the democratic transition I initiated 8 years ago. I was launching the third phase of transition to be completed in just 3 months where complete democracy, return to civil rule, with myself being a civilian president.


”It is this third phase that is being subverted and it is this third stage that I want to complete. If we do not take action now, I do not know what confusion and chaos it may lead to,” said Musharraf.

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