Good news for Pakistan?

In an interesting development today, General Pervez Musharraf announced that he would resign as army chief before the next Presidential elections.

In addition, former President Benazir Bhutto, currently in exile, while announcing this, also announced that charges against her had been dropped.

The first thing this does is take the fear (to some degree) of military reprisals off of the population should they not vote for Musharrraf.

In addition, it may indicate that Bhutto will be able to run, safely, again.

If either of these things do happen, it will be a great step forward and an end to Musharraf’s military coup.

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