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Commonwealth keeps Pakistan out

Pakistan is to remain suspended from the Commonwealth, delegates at the organisation’s summit in Nigeria have been told. New Zealand’s premier Helen Clark said there would be no change until Pakistan embraced Commonwealth demands for democratic and judicial reform. Pakistan was suspended in 1999 after a coup led by General Pervez Musharraf. Earlier, secretary-general Don McKinnon had raised Pakistan hopes by saying it was “moving in the right direction”. Some Western members had been keen to readmit Pakistan because of its co-operation in the US war on terrorism. Full Story

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