Privatisation at gun-point
Soldiers moved in swiftly to secure key installations in major Pakistani cities. The Corps of Signals took over two international gateway facilities. Law enforcement authorities arrested 25 persons in the middle of the night. The next day, army and paramilitary personnel had been issued orders to arrest any protestors.
Another military coup in Islamabad?
No, just privatisation of Pakistan’s state-owned telecoms company.
On another note, Gen Musharraf has declared that Pakistan will produce 15000 PhDs over the next three to five years, thanks to 3000% increase in science and technology funding. Well, if only the army could be called in to help with dissertations.