Truth Under Lock & Key: Musharaff Packs Courts With Personally Loyal Pseudo-Judges
simply is no chance of an independent, honest investigation into the
assassination of Musharaff rival and former Prime Minister Benazir
Bhutto. And, there's not much chance of independent news, either, given
the approved beatings of journalists.
Pakistan is a nuclear power with an unstable government. The worst may be yet to come.
In effect, there is no legally-bound, impartial judiciary in Pakistan. Instead, President Pervez Musharaff retains former justices in a "neighborhood lockup" setting and has replaced them with court officials who've sworn a loyalty oath to him personally.