Government strategy has been ineffective, and officials are preoccupied with bid to oust Musharraf.
The ruling coalition has vowed to move forward with an impeachment process against the president. Even some of the unpopular leader's allies are urging him to quit.
Rising prices and a falling stock market have sparked protests in recent weeks, increasing the pressure on a government already facing militancy, political discord.
Will parliament oust President Musharraf and negotiate with the Taliban? Legislators convened Monday for the first time.
With leadership still in limbo, parliament plans to convene later this month.