Saturday, November 03, 2007

Reactions To The Imposition Of Emergency

Here's a roundup of what some people are saying about today's events.

Aitzaz Ahsan, as he was being arrested: "Musharraf is acting like a spoiled child, holding the whole country hostage. These are the last days of Pervez Musharraf."

Nawaz Sharif, talking to a TV news channel: "We are heading towards a chaotic situation, heading towards anarchy."

The U.S. government: Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called for a "quick return to constitutional law." White House spokesman called the move "deeply disappointing."

Imran Khan, talking to AFP:
"He has committed high treason by negating the orders of the Supreme Court which bars him from taking any unconstitutional steps and by sending in troops after the Supreme Court decision. He is punishable by death."

The Indian government, in a statement by the Foreign Ministry: FM spokesman Navtej Sarna said that, "We regret the difficult times that Pakistan is passing through. We trust that conditions of normalcy will soon return, permitting Pakistan's transition to stability and democracy to continue."

Me, rolling out of bed and reading two texts sent by a couple of friends in Pakistan: "You've got to be fucking kidding me."

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