Musharaff sets election date, continues "emergency rule"
Pakistani president Perves Musharraf, who asserted "emergency control" of the county about two weeks ago, refuses to say when the martial law will end, but did set a date in January for the next election, according to the Guardian and the New York Times.
Pakistan's supreme court was dissolved, thousands were jailed, and Pakistan's constitution was suspended under Musharraf's emergency rule. At a press conference Saturday Musharraf said he would hold elections in early January, but declined to say when his emergency rule would end or when he would step down as military leader.
President Bush called Musharraf the best president for Pakistan, according to the New York Times.