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Musharraf Rivals Mobilize Against Emergency Rule

The Pakistani opposition is intensifying its campaign against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and his imposition of emergency rule.

The chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court, whom Musharraf fired, has called on lawyers across the nation to protest. Benazir Bhutto, leader of Pakistan's largest opposition party, has flown from Karachi to the nation's capital to strategize with other opposition leaders.

Meantime, hundreds of lawyers have been detained, along with activists and other Musharraf opponents.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.