It was supposedly an imposition on private insurers who were positioned to offer similar coverage.
Musharraf is facing a raft of charges, the most significant of which is his imposition of emergency over five years ago.
The imposition of crippling financial and oil sanctions, however, has substantially cut into the government's revenues.
late 14c., "the levying of taxes, a tax, duty, tribute," from Old French imposicion "tax, duty; a fixing" (early 14c.), from Latin impositionem (nominative impositio) "a laying on," from imponere "to place upon," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + ponere "to put, place" (see position). Sense of "the act of putting (something) on (something else)" is from 1590s. Meaning "an act or instance of imposing" (on someone) first recorded 1630s (see impose).