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Pakistan high court dismisses complaints against dual Musharraf role

[JURIST] In a major setback for the country's political opposition, Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed petitions contending that the dual role of General Pervez Musharraf [official website] as Pakistan president and army chief of staff is contrary to the provisions of the Pakistan constitution [text]. The judgment is considered a show of support for Musharraf, who in 2004 went back on his earlier promise to resign from his military role. The Press Trust of India has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has background.

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