Pakistani Party Says Musharraf Referendum Rigged
The News International, Karachi, Pakistan,
The Jamaat-e-Islami party in Pakistan is alleging that the April 30 referendum on President Musharraf in Pakistan was rigged. In a white paper, it said the fake numbers for the turnout were achieved by printing 130 million ballots whereas Pakistan only has about 70 million eligible voters. The Jamaat-e-Islami said government servants and detainees in jails were forced to vote yes. It estimated the real turnout at about 3 percent.
And meanwhile, regarding Kashmir:
Pakistan's jehadi groups are in disarray and coming under intense pressure to end cross-border terrorism, according to the Pakistan Observer. They may end up calling for a conditional truce in Kashmir soon. They would reserve the right to resort to armed struggle if there was no acceptable solution to the Kashmir problem in six months. They hope this will shift pressure for a solution to New Delhi. However, some mujahideen groups are saying Islamabad is betraying them, the way it betrayed the Taliban.
Pakistan Today, Fontana, Calif.