Musharraf says he has no intention of resigning
despite protests [AFP]
Thousands of Pakistani lawyers have started rallies and protests demanding the reinstatement of senior judges sacked by Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani president, last year.

The protests, due to end in the capital Islamabad at the weekend, aim to step up the pressure on Musharraf, and force him to quit. But so far Musharraf says he has no intention of resigning.

The collapse of the recently formed coalition government has been seen as a setback to the country's transition to democracy after eight years of military rule.

Is this yet more pressure for a leader under fire? And how much is this testing the new coalition government?

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This episode of Inside Story aired on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 17:30 GMT

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