03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Protests In Pakistan As Election Committee Approves Musharraf Candidacy

Riot police fired tear gas and used batons on protesting lawyers Saturday as Pakistan's Election Commission approved President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's candidacy for re-election.

A day after the Supreme Court quashed several legal challenges to Musharraf's bid for a new five-year term, the Election Commission gave its nod of approval, said Kanwar Dilshad, a top commission official.