The government says Chaudhry misused his influence [JURIST report] to obtain jobs and promotions for his son. Many Pakistani lawyers and opposition leaders believe Chaudhry's March suspension by Pakistan President Musharraf [official website] was an indirect bid to forestall any legal challenges if Musharraf seeks to extend his eight-year rule by another five years this fall. AP has more.
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