Monday, August 25, 2008

Pakistan government collapses

Pakistan's ruling coalition today split into two threatening to send the country into further instability.

For years, former President Pervez Musharraf held things together in this country rife with Islamic fundamentalism especially in the border area with Afghanistan. Pakistan is the only predominantly Muslim country known to possess nuclear weapons.

Former premier Nawaz Sharif left the coalition after disagreement on the restoration of two Supreme Court justices ousted by Musharraf.

Bombing attacks in Pakistan last week killed about 100 people.

Washington Post

Pakistan's ruling coalition collapses amid dissent
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