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Pakistan Supreme Court Asserts Independence

As Pakistan's political crisis gathers momentum, Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister ousted by Pervez Musharraf, plans to fly home on Monday to campaign for an end to the general's rule. Officials from Sharif's party say hundreds of activists have been arrested in an attempt to curtail a pro-democracy rally. But Musharraf's biggest problem seems to be Pakistan's Supreme Court, not Sharif.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
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