Government says “nothing new” in Negroponte’s call to lift emergency rule.
A bench of 10 judges struck down the five main challenges to Musharraf’s right to have contested the election while being still army chief.
On Sunday Musharraf said he was asking the election commission to call a parliamentary election on January 8.
“Inshallah (God willing), the general elections in the country would be held on January 8,” the official Associated Press of Pakistan news agency quoted Musharraf as saying.
But he gave no date for lifting the state of emergency, despite US pressure over the weekend to put nuclear-armed Pakistan back on a democratic track.