The unpopular leader announced Monday he would step down, avoiding the drive to impeach him.
Government strategy has been ineffective, and officials are preoccupied with bid to oust Musharraf.
The attack has raised concerns in Pakistan about the United States' increased willingness to take unilateral action in the war on terror.
There appears to be little consensus over meeting multifaceted challenges that are driven by varying agendas.
In a switch from its efforts to negotiate, the three-month-old government launched an offensive in the North West Frontier Province amid a growing threat to a major city.
Increased strikes are causing friction between the US and Pakistani government, which prefers to negotiate with the militants
Political activists and lawyers launched a cross-country march Monday to press for the reinstatement of independent judges fired by Musharraf.
The Awami National Party, which leads the ruling coalition in the crucial North West Frontier Province, espouses a nonviolent approach to tackling extremism.