Jane Perlez, The New York Times | February 27, 2009
The Supreme Court of Pakistan declared ex-Prime Minister Sharif unfit to rule due to having fought a military coup in 1999. ++ He tried to prevent the return of Gen. Musharraf, who succeeded in the coup and instituted the court which has now declared Sharif unfit. ++ Sharif does not consider the court legitimate, unlike current president Zardari. ++ Unrest followed throughout Punjab, where Sharif is popular. ++ The Obama administration wants to see Pakistan fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and will be upset at the lack of focus.