The conservative party conference has thrown up some interesting position statements on ID cards. Pauline Neville Jones, head of the Tories' policy group on national and international security thinks that the Conservatives should back the cards in principle. Nevertheless, Cameron has decided to follow the lead of David Davis and to pledge to scrap ID cards if the party comes to power before the scheme has been introduced.
In Pakistan, ID cards are already in existence and are being used to systematically erode support for Benazir Bhutto. I'm not sure that Musharraf has party conferences.