Bhutto Ratchets Up Pressure

She rallies with journalists but is blocked from seeing ousted top judge
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2007 9:10 AM CST
Pakistani former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto addresses to a protest camp arranged by journalists against the media crackdown, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan announced plans...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Benazir Bhutto took advantage of her newfound freedom today to join a journalists' rally against Pakistan's media blackout, but police prevented her from visiting the ousted chief justice of the Supreme Court, who is under house arrest, Reuters reports. "He is the chief justice," she shouted over a megaphone. "He is the real chief justice."

Earlier today Pakistan's attorney general claimed Musharraf will lift emergency rule within a month. Bhutto, whose house arrest was lifted overnight, will meet foreign diplomats and journalists later today. She also plans to lead an anti-government march to Islamabad next week, Reuters notes. The government detained her Friday to block a similar rally. Meanwhile, Musharraf is expected to address the nation tomorrow, the New York Times reports.