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Pakistan court to weigh disputed bill

A move by hard-line Islamists to introduce what critics say amounts to a Taliban-style justice system in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province will come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court today. The controversy about the Hasba, or accountability, bill is part of a long struggle between moderates and religious conservatives for control of Pakistan’s future. President Pervez Musharraf is trying to lead his mostly Muslim nation with ”enlightened moderation,” but critics say he has allowed the mullahs who lead Islamist parties to build power bases in Pakistan’s mainstream politics. Full Story

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