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Pakistan / State of Emergency #894806

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 05, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf insisting he is committed to democracy despite suspending the constitution and instituting martial law noted.

(Islamabad: Shelia MacVicar) The political climate in Pakistan examined; details given on the attorney general’s statement that elections will be held on time amid fears they would be postponed; scenes shown of violence in Lahore between police and pro-democracy demonstrators [Lawyers Jamila ASLAM†, Hamid KHAN†, voice of former Prime Minister Benazir BHUTTO†- comment on the situation.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Pakistan’s role in the war on terror and as a US ally outlined. [In September, President BUSH – praises Musharraf.] [Today, BUSH – says we expect elections as soon as possible.]

(Washington: Bob Orr) The implications of a further breakdown in Pakistan on nuclear security and the war on terror examined; details given on Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and the opportunity for Al Qaeda to take advantage of the turmoil; US intelligence statements quoted. [Brookings Institution Stephen COHEN†, Georgetown University Bruce HOFFMAN†, CBS terrorism analyst John BRENNAN†- comment.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Live interview held with Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass on how instability in Pakistan could help Al Qaeda. [HAASS†- talks about Al Qaeda’s potential to step into any vacuums; says Pakistan could be a bigger threat to US security than Iran; says the army will step in and remove Musharraf if it looks like Islamic extremists are going to take over.]

Couric, Katie;
MacVicar, Shelia;
Orr, Bob

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