Emergency to be lifted in a month: Pak AG

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Islamabad, Nov 10: The state of emergency in Pakistan is likely to be lifted within one month, the country's Attorney General, Malik Qayyum said on Saturday.

"The emergency is likely to be lifted in a month," Malik Mohammad Qayyum told Geo New.

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"It is mainly because of the law and order situation in some parts of the country. We hope it will continue to improve as it is improving now," Qayyum added.

Replying to a question about petitions against Musharraf"s presidential candidacy, Malik Qayyum said that he is trying that Supreme Court would resume the hearing as soon as possible. So far, there are nine judges. The hearing would be resumed soon after formation of 11-member Bench.

He expressed hope that the two judges would be appointed within a day or two.


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