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Last Updated: Sunday, 4 November 2007, 00:41 GMT
Timeline: Pakistan emergency rule
Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has declared emergency rule. This is how the day unfolded (times are in GMT - 1200 GMT is 1700 local time in Pakistan).

2255 Benazir Bhutto tells BBC the declaration of an emergency has moved Pakistan towards a dictatorship

2000 Opposition figure and former national cricket captain Imran Khan has been put under house arrest, an aide announces

1840 Gen Musharraf goes on TV to say he is saving Pakistan from "suicide"

1750 White House National Security Council expresses disappointment and calls on Gen Musharraf to step down as army chief before retaking the presidential oath

1640 UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says it is vital Pakistan holds free and fair elections on schedule

1615 US state department says it is "deeply disturbed" by emergency rule

1610 Paramilitary troops surround Benazir Bhutto's house in Karachi, witnesses say

1550 State TV says new chief justice appointed

1545 The chief justice and other judges leave the court in a convoy under police escort, witnesses say

1515 India says it regrets "the difficult times that Pakistan is passing through" and looks forward to the return of "normalcy"

1430 Leading lawyer and opposition leader Aitzaz Ahsan is detained

1410 Former PM Benazir Bhutto is said to be on her way back to Pakistan from Dubai

1400 Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry is told his "services are no longer required", media report. It is also reported that the constitution has been suspended

1330 Reports say paramilitary troops deployed to radio and TV station, as police surround the Supreme Court

1310 State TV reports emergency rule has been declared

1240 Private TV stations go off air

1220 Pakistani TV stations report that state of emergency is imminent

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