Pervez Musharraf's hand-picked Supreme Court which was appointed by himself, after a declaration of emergency has delivered the predictably 'favored' result.
Within 3 hours of hearing cases - challenging Musharraf's candidacy to be 'elected' by outgoing assemblies as a 'uniformed President' - the court dismissed 5 of 6 challenges thereby guaranteeing him another 5-year term as President.
Still in uniform, with the emergency continuing, Musharraf will fly to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to hold 'the usual sort of talks' with his Saudi patrons.
Meanwhile, in another 'typically off-the-cuff, made for the media' gesture of friendship to arch-rival and nuclear-neighbor India ("for not criticizing me throughout this period") Musharraf made an unprecedented "offer of peace".
Stating "I now have the 200% mandate from the people", Musharraf rang up Indian PM Manmohan Singh and indicated he was ready "to push the dialogue to a higher level".
Refraining from his usual: "Kashmir is the core issue" and "Kashmir is the blood in my veins" rant, Musharraf offered to 'by myself' change the heightened tone of rhetoric that had skewed previous talks.
His semi-official extempore statement read: "I, Pervez Musharraf, soon-to-be civilian President of a democratic Pakistan, with 300% full support of the Armed Forces hereby, in the name of friendship, make an unconditional offer to our Indian brothers. We are prepared to withdraw our illegal claim to Jammu and Kashmir and accept the Line of Control as a legitimate international boundary. Take it or leave it".
For their part Indian officials pleaded ignorance with the Ministry of External Affairs saying "He has not talked to us; but only to the foreign media."
PM Manmohan Singh cryptically remarked, "We'll cross that bridge when we get to it"