State of emergency declared in Pakistan

from CBC.ca archives | Thu, 28 May 1998

Pakistan's president has declared a state of emergency. The news comes after Pakistan conducted five nuclear tests Thursday morning.

The order suspends the nation's constitution and legal system, citing a threat to Pakistan's security by an external aggressor.

Five devices were detonated Thursday in response to the same number of tests two weeks ago by arch-rival India, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in a televised address to the nation.

"Today, we have settled the score with India," Sharif said.

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