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VIRGINIA TRIOLI: The Pakistan opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto, has been released from house
arrest. The former prime minister had been under a detention order to prevent her leading a march.

In Karachi, a man and two boys died in protests against the emergency rule that has been imposed by
President Pervez Musharraf. A caretaker government has been sworn in ahead of elections in January,
but President Musharraf is under increasing international pressure to end the crisis.

SEAN MCCORMACK, US STATE DEPARTMENT: It's critically important that Pakistan get back on the road
to constitutional democratic rule and a critical element of that taking place is for the state of
emergency to be lifted.

VIRGINIA TRIOLI: The US deputy secretary of state, John Negroponte, is due to visit Pakistan on the
weekend for talks on the crisis.