Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani's appeal of his contempt charges was thrown out today, paving the way for indictment. Some say the ruling benefits the powerful military.
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Tens of thousands are pressuring the government to reinstate the judges, who were dismissed under President Musharraf.
Political activists and lawyers launched a cross-country march Monday to press for the reinstatement of independent judges fired by Musharraf.
With elections there postponed until Feb. 18, and turmoil unabated, the Bush administration evaluates its options for spurring its war-on-terror ally toward greater democracy.
Benazir Bhutto's party named her son and husband as new leaders, following a South Asian tradition of keeping political power in the family.