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Monday, March 24, 2008

New Pakistan PM Gilani to Issue Order to Release Judges

As expected, Yousaf Raza Gilani was elected prime minister by a vote of 264-42. Chaudhry Pervez Elahi of the PML that supports Musharraf was easily defeated.

Gilani indicated he would order the release of the Judges who were removed from their positions and placed under house arrest by President Musharraf when he suspended the constitution.

Gilani also called for an independent UN investigation of the death of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

If Gilani intends to reinstate these Judges, it will create an immediate battle between the new Parliament and Musharraf who is expected to officially swear-in Gilani as the new prime minister tomorrow.

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