Was The State of Emergency a Coup?

Amid Rumors, Forbes Now Reports on Musharraf under House Arrest

Government Denies It

We asked the question Saturday. We ask it again on Monday: Is the State of Emergency in Pakistan a coup?

Forbes has now reported what Death By 1000 Papercuts put up on Saturday (Pakistan’s State of Emergency: Is This a Coup?) Besides Bloggers News Network and Reuters–who yesterday posted our BNN article as related content, where it was still up this morning–it was largely ignored in the media. The frenzy was all about the state of emergency itself.

Forbes asked as we did on Saturday and was answered by a Pakistani statement:

Pakistan’s government on Monday denied rumours sweeping the country that the deputy army chief had placed military ruler President Pervez Musharraf under house arrest.

‘This is not true. There is no truth in it. He is at Aiwan-e-Sadr (the presidential palace) and has met with foreign diplomats,’ a senior government spokesman told Agence France-Presse

What we wrote on Saturday:
State of Emergency or a coup? The Constitution is now suspended: is this an Army take-over? Though the Washington Post and others are saying President Musharraf is declaring a state of emergency, other sources are saying that Musharraf is not fully in charge here.Read rest of story:

Question Remains: Is the State of Emergency a Coup?

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Question Remains: Is the State of Emergency a Coup?

Pakistan’s State of Emergency: Is This a Coup?

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Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at
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