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U.S. lawmakers raise alarm over Pakistan politics

Pakistan’s use of violent intimidation to quell political protests threatens U.S. and Pakistani interests, and President Pervez Musharraf must be encouraged to restore democratic processes, several U.S. congressmen say. The unusually blunt comments to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice by Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record) and Rep. Tom Lantos (news, bio, voting record), both Democrats, and Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (news, bio, voting record) reflect growing U.S. unease with Musharraf’s handling of a widening confrontation with political foes and prospects for Pakistan’s stability. Full Story

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