Pakistan PM: State of emergency not ruled out

August 13, 2007 11:35

Pakistan's government does not want to impose a state of emergency right now, but has not ruled out the measure for the future, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said. "At the moment we have no desire to impose any emergency, and for further action we have to see the situation and decide what response is needed," Aziz told Dow Jones Newswires in an interview late Sunday. President Gen. Pervez Musharraf last week considered imposing a state of emergency in Pakistan to alleviate a worsening security situation, but backed away from doing so after widespread opposition and criticism the move may be motivated by the government's political troubles.

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