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Pakistan PM sees no chance of military coup

Pakistan’s prime minister says he sees no chance of midterm elections or a military coup in the country.

Pakistan’s unstable political scene and partisan media frequently throw up rumors that the army may intervene to get rid of the elected government as it has done in the past.

There is also speculation that opposition parties may demand fresh elections before President Asif Ali Zardari’s term ends in 2013.

The administration is unpopular among many Pakistanis but has a solid majority in parliament.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told lawmakers on Tuesday that the army was “pro-democracy” and would not impose martial law.

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