More than talk required to stem Pakistani Taliban tide

As President Pervez Musharraf toured Europe last week, retired military officers capitalised on his absence by calling for him to step down to restore democracy and curb Islamists.

26th January, 2008

As President Pervez Musharraf toured Europe last week, retired military officers capitalised on his absence by calling for him to step down to restore democracy and curb Islamists.

A statement from the Ex-Servicemen’s Society, which has more than 100 members, said his resignation was ‘‘in the supreme national interest’’.

Also taking advantage of his absence was the Pakistani Taliban, which stormed a government Frontier Corps fort in the federally-administered tribal...

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