Middle East

December 18, 2009

Who's in charge in nuclear-armed U.S. ally Pakistan?

Pakistan on Friday appeared to be sliding toward a judicial coup d'etat, with judges moving to oust top officials in the civilian government, but without putting the military, or anyone else, in charge. Dozens of senior members of the ruling political party were summoned to court hearings and an arrest warrant appeared imminent for the country's interior minister in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling overturning a corruption amnesty.

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