Chaudhry was suspended by Musharraf in March for allegedly misusing his influence [JURIST report] to obtain jobs and promotions for his son. Many Pakistani lawyers and opposition leaders believe Chaudhry's suspension to be an assault on the independence of the country's judiciary and an indirect bid by Musharraf to continue his eight-year rule in an election year. Since the suspension, media outlets have complained of growing government pressure [JURIST report] not to provide live coverage of rallies in support of Chaudhry. AP has more.
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