Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled Friday that an election expected to extend President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's eight-year rule can proceed.
However, the court said the results should not be announced until it rules on a legal challenge to Musharraf's eligibility.
Presiding Justice Javed Iqbal rejected an appeal from Musharraf's opponents for a delay, saying that "the election process should continue as per schedule."
Hearings on petitions filed by Musharraf's opponents will resume on Oct. 17, Iqbal said.
In the region and in the worldб America and China seem to have become the major rivals. The Asia-Pacific region seems to have become the main area of this rivalry