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PM takes stock of situation in Pakistan

india Updated: Nov 05, 2007 19:50 IST

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday evening took stock of the situation in Pakistan in the wake of imposition of emergency there.

As soon as Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency, the Prime Minister held confabulations with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Musharraf imposed a state of emergency in the wake of a rapid deterioration in the security situation and growing uncertainty over his position in the face of a legal challenge to his re-election in uniform.

An eight-member Supreme Court immediately set aside the Presidential order declaring Emergency amid reports that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who has been at loggerheads with Musharraf, has been asked to go.

All land and mobile telephone services were suspended and several private TV channels were taken off air.