Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Pakistan Supreme Court Allows Exile to Return
The Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled that the chief opponent of Pakistan's president, General Pervez Musharraf, can return home from exile. In doing so the Court rejected arguments by the government at set the stage for an election confrontation between Musharraf and the man he overthrew in the 1999 coup, Nawaz Sharif. The decision is a sign of growing independence on the part of Pakistan's judiciary. The International Herald Tribune has more.