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Text of ‘Proclamation of emergency’ 

ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 Following is the text of the Proclamation of Emergency declared by Chief of the Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf on Saturday: 

“WHEREAS there is visible ascendancy in the activities of extremists and incidents of terrorist attacks, including suicide bombings, IED explosions, rocket firing and bomb explosions and the banding together of some militant groups have taken such activities to an unprecedented level of violent intensity posing a grave threat to the life and property of the citizens of Pakistan; 

WHEREAS there has also been a spate of attacks on State infrastructure and on law enforcement agencies; 

WHEREAS some members of the judiciary are working at cross purposes with the executive nd legislature in the fight against terrorism and extremism thereby weakening the Government and the nation’s resolve and diluting the efficacy of its actions to control this menace; 

WHEREAS there has been increasing interference by some members of the judiciary in government policy, adversely affecting economic growth, in particular; 

WHEREAS constant interference in executive functions, including but not limited to the control of terrorist activity, economic policy, price controls, downsizing of corporations and urban planning, has weakened the writ of the government; the police force has been completely demoralized and is fast losing its efficacy to fight terrorism and Intelligence Agencies have been thwarted in their activities and prevented from pursuing terrorists; 

WHEREAS some hard core militants, extremists, terrorists and suicide bombers, who were arrested and being investigated were ordered to be released.  The persons so released have subsequently been involved in heinous terrorist activities, resulting in  loss of human life and property. Militants across the country have, thus, been encouraged while law enforcement agencies subdued; 

WHEREAS some judges by overstepping the limits of judicial authority have taken over the executive and legislative functions; 

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