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Monday, March 26, 2007

News update :P for the sake of posting something

Well its not that I am much into news but i have to post something :P so here u go lateste on PROTEST against the President. And Please people start posting in stuff......

1,000 arrests fail to halt Pakistan protests ISLAMABAD, March 26 (AFP) Thousands of opposition supporters Monday held fresh countrywide protests against President Pervez Musharraf's suspension of Pakistan's top judge Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, despite the arrest of about 1,000 people in a police crackdown. Monday's protests were the first to be organised by an alliance of the Pakistan People's Party of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and a faction of the Pakistan Muslim League party of Nawaz Sharif, another former premier, besides the other opposition parties. About 5,000 protesters chanting anti-Musharraf slogans gathered amid tight security near the high court building in Lahore, witnesses said. Some burned an effigy of the president. Another 4,000 demonstrators rallied in Karachi, while 3,000 protesters in Quetta called on Musharraf to step down and allow the formation of an interim government and free polls. In the northwestern city of Peshawar the leader of Pakistan's powerful coalition of Islamic parties (Muttahida Majlis e Amal), Qazi Hussain Ahmed, told about 1,000 supporters that Musharraf had violated the constitution. “The only way out for him is to step down,” he said. A separate public meeting held by secular parties in Peshawar spearheaded by Awami National Party, attracted around 6,000 flag-waving people, witnesses said. Lawyers also observed a protest strike in the central city of Multan and boycotted courts. Police made dozens of raids on opposition supporters in central Punjab province at the weekend and overnight to keep the protests from getting too large. “We have arrested around 1,000 overnight and at the weekend. Around 200-plus were detained in Lahore with the rest in Faisalabad, Multan and other towns in Punjab,” a senior police official said on condition of anonymity. Most were from the parties of Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif. Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry is due to appear before a panel of top judges on April 3 on misconduct charges including that he unfairly gained promotions for his son. (DAWN The Internet Edition)