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TONY JONES: The former Pakistan Prime Minister and main opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto, has
again been placed under house arrest. The seven-day detention order is designed to prevent a march
against emergency rule.

After recent talks of an alliance Mrs Bhutto has now broken all ties with President Pervez
Musharraf and is reportedly discussing an alliance with another opposition leader - Nawaz Sharif.

The General Musharraf is under pressure on another front with a US envoy expected to arrive in
Pakistan on Thursday to urge him to reinstate the constitution and hold scheduled elections. South
Asia correspondent Peter Lloyd reports from Lahore.

PETER LLOYD: Supporters of Benazir Bhutto have been probing the police perimeter surrounding the
house she is detained in. Grabbing the rifle was a step too far for police. The men ran for it,
women stood their ground. Police didn't want us to see them being taken away.

On the streets of Lahore police are vastly outnumbering protesters. The public showing no appetite
for a direct confrontation. This is what the regime meant by zero tolerance. All attempts by the
opposition to gather on the street are being met with force.

With sharp shooting squatters on her rooftop and police and barricades blocking the driveway, the
former prime minister took to a satellite phone to demand the resignation of Pakistan's military
leader, Pervez Musharraf.

VOICE OF BENAZIR BHUTTO, PAKISTAN OPPOSITION LEADER: We are marching to end martial law and we are
marching because it is time for General Musharraf to leave. Simply leave. He is out of his depth
and the situation in the country is most grave. It is a nuclear armed country. The militants
advance but instead of reaching out to the democrats, General Musharraf is trying to crush the
movement with force.

PETER LLOYD: General Musharraf's refusal to lift draconian emergency rule has put him on a
collision course with the Commonwealth. He has been given 10 days to restore the constitution or
face expulsion.

DON MCKINNON, COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GENERAL: If after review of progress Pakistan has failed to
implement these necessary measures, it will suspend Pakistan from the councils of the Commonwealth.

PETER LLOYD: Other world leaders are increasing pressure on the Pakistani leader.

GORDON BROWN, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: We call on President Musharraf of Pakistan to restore the
constitution and implement the necessary conditions to guarantee fair and free elections on
schedule in January.

We call on him to release all political prisoners including members of the judiciary and human
rights activists now imprisoned. To pursue energetic reconciliation with political opposition. To
honour his commitment to step down as chief of army staff and to relax restrictions on free speech.

PETER LLOYD: Benazir Bhutto may be out of sight, but some of her supporters have began a protest in
vehicle convey to the capital Islamabad.

In Lahore Peter Lloyd, Lateline.