PAINSTAKING APPROACH

PAINSTAKING APPROACH

Gen. Pervez Musharraf may have acted boldly in seizing power in Pakistan three weeks ago, but he's taking pains to show his people he's playing by the rules now.

Reuters, quoting the official APP news agency, reports that a motorcade carrying Musharraf through the city of Lahore stopped at every red light along the route. City dwellers - used to the imperious habits of his predecessor, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whose elaborate limousine caravans sped heedlessly through the streets - broke into applause.What remains to be seen is how the general's traffic-light behavior weathers his tenure as leader.