This story ebbed and flowed across the wires all night, last night, as Pawn drifted in and out of sleep to the dulcet tones of the BBC news readers. The New York Times however, came up with the most disarming of headlines, “Musharraf Decides Against Emergency”:
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on Thursday decided against declaring a state of emergency in Pakistan and will press ahead with plans to hold free and fair elections, a government minister said.
Pakistani media have been reporting that the military leader would impose a state of emergency to deal with rising violence and political instability — a move that a senior government official confirmed was under consideration.
Musharraf Decides Against Emergency – New York Times
PS – If you like the photo above, or are simply intrigued by it, check out the whole Vogue Italia photo-spread, “State Of Emergency” by Steve Meisel at Foto Decadent.