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Thursday, 12 October, 2000, 09:36 GMT 10:36 UK
Pakistan after the coup: Special report
A year after Pakistan's military coup BBC News Online looked back at the extraordinary events of October 1999 and the world's reaction to General Pervez Musharraf.

Aftermath of the coup

Still out in the cold
A year after the coup, the military authorities in Pakistan are under pressure from the international community to speed up the restoration of democracy.

  • General Musharraf answers your questions in a live Talking Point webcast
  • Coup doubts creep in
  • Can the army deliver?
  • Profile: General Pervez Musharraf
  • The army's history of politics
  • Pakistan's economic nightmare


    Sharif trial: The background

    Sharif appeals convictionThe ousted prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, appeals against his conviction on charges of hijacking and terrorism.

  • General Musharraf outlines his objectives - Excerpts from his address
  • Banned from politics
  • Sharif convicted
  • Justice under scrutiny
  • Profile: Nawaz Sharif


    How the army seized control

    The 17-hour victory
    The overthrow was carried out in a matter of hours - but it was nearly derailed in a matter of minutes.

  • Why the army acted
  • Army seizes power(12 October 1999)
  • In pictures: Military takes over in Pakistan

    Texts and transcripts

  • Full text of General Musharraf's coup announcement
  • Text of the announcement of a state of emergency
  • Multimedia
    Watch General Musharraf's address
    BBC's Mark Urban looks at the immediate aftermath of the coup
    BBC's Owen-Bennett-Jones: "General Musharraf has set himself a huge agenda"


    International reaction

    India's fears
    The overthrow of the Nawaz Sharif government has serious implications for neighbouring India, though it has become used to dealing with military rulers in Pakistan.

  • Neighbours concerned about stability
  • Clinton urges return to civilian rule
  • UK's Cook warns Pakistani army

    Multimedia
    US State Department spokesman James Rubin: "The spirit and letter of the constitution should be respected"


    Your views

    Your views
    BBC News Online received hundreds of emails within hours of the coup in Pakistan. Read a selection of your views, and highlights from the discussion on Pakistan's future from the Talking Point on Air programme.

  • Your questions answered by our correspondent in Islamabad
  • Comments from BBC News Online readers immediately after the coup.

  • Talking PointTALKING POINT
    One year on
    Has Musharraf's coup helped Pakistan?


    Gen Musharraf answers your questions


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