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"If Mr. Musharaf were to fall to an assassin's bullet....... it is unlikely that there would be mass uprising in Lahore and Karachi, or that a religious leader in the Taliban mould would rise to power," the new york time said quoting American diplomatic and intelligence officials in Washington.
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=If somebody killed Musharaff, there's little or no possibility that a new leader with Taliban (strongly muslim) ideas would become president. This is what some important official from the USA said, and the nespaper, New York Times wrote about it.