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Does The US Dictate Pakistani Policy?

by | 9th, November 2007

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – President Gen. Pervez Musharraf placed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a single day Friday—surrounding her villa with barbed wire—and rounded up thousands of her supporters to block a mass rally against his emergency rule.

The crackdown dimmed hopes the two pro-U.S. leaders could ever form an alliance. A top American official voiced fears it would obstruct the fight against Islamic extremism—a threat underlined by a suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan that targeted a Cabinet minister, who escaped unharmed.

The U.S. called for the restrictions to be lifted. Hours later, the acting deputy commissioner for Islamabad, Aamir Ali Ahmed, said that they had ended, but her villa remained surrounded by police.

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