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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

PAKISTAN | Elections 2013 A candidate behind bars


"You have to go first to the Ministry of Information, after the Interior, making a formal application, and then maybe you can get a written authorization to pass," said the policeman, presenting a panorama too complicated, like mission impossible overcome that first hurdle. The officer stands guard at the foot of a road closed to traffic in a rudimentary way, with a long stick and a few piles of stones crossed in middle of the road, which leads to Pervez Musharraf's house, where General is under house arrest in Islamabad for more than two weeks . Musharraf returned to Pakistan in late March to stand for parliamentary elections May 11. Now the candidate is behind bars, even those of his own house. Troops of Pakistani special forces stand guard, stationed behind sandbags, in the neighborhood where he lives, on the outskirts of the capital. Last week, a group of officers stated that it is a real humiliation treatment being dispensed General , revenge of the judges, now that they have the upper hand. He is accused of having ordered the illegal detention of dozens of judges in 2007, when he was president of Pakistan. The main road leading to the house of Musharraf is closed to traffic, but not a shortcut that leads to the same place, but giving much more spin.There are also two police checkpoints, but they are patronizing and pass to this journalist, despite not having written permission to the first agent asked him. The area is an electoral stronghold of the Muslim League of Nawaz Sharif , and is full of posters of the party and green flags with the tiger, the symbol of the political party in the upcoming elections. Until there flags on lampposts, like a personal vendetta of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by Musharraf in a military coup in 1999. Now is Musharraf who has been expelled from the elections this weekend. The Peshawar High Court has banned for life for any public office. And particularly exile lives, locked in their own home. At first glance the house already looks like a prison. It is surrounded by a high wall topped with barbed fences and watch towers at the corners. At the entrance a dozen Pakistani journalists stand guard with TV cameras, and kill time watching a movie on the small screen of a computer. "This is a real boredom. We do not care what happens to Musharraf, but to pass something" complains one. The reporters have been in the front door the same time that the generally carries within arrest. They take turns to eight hours to capture images of Musharraf, if you leave the house one day. Musharraf's party has finally given up for election, the first in the history of Pakistan that take place after a civilian government has completed its mandate. It is also the first time that a senior officer is on house arrest. Saturday's vote puden be a turning point in the Asian country.

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