Major Restrictions under Emergency Rule

Most prominent restrictions that have become effective with the Declaration of Emergency in Pakistan:

~ Constitutional safeguards on life and liberty curtailed
~ Police get wide powers of arrest
~ Suspects can be denied access to lawyers
~ Freedom of movement restricted
~ Private TV stations taken off air
~ New rules curtail media coverage of suicide bombings or militant activity
~ Chief justice replaced, others made to swear oath of loyalty
~ Supreme Court banned from rescinding emergency order

17 Comments so far

  1. Neena (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 6:56 pm

    Private TV stations taken off air

    What happens to the livelihood of those TV stations employees?


  2. abbas (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

    not just the local private news channel but international news channels r also taken off air


  3. Faried Nawaz (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

    Flipping through the channels today, I came across one that wasn’t blocked — Bloomberg. Sure, it’s all business related, but they have a short world news segment every now and then.


  4. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    Neena, channels are only taken off-air in Pakistan, they are not closed.


  5. SELF (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

    Bloomberg must be related with Shaukat Aziz’s CitiGroup somehow.


  6. Kashif (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 11:13 pm

    Local Internet Cable providers are also told to stop their services in various parts of Karachi. Dialup and DSL is still working


  7. Babar (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 11:49 pm

    Welcome to Mayanmar. He has realy realy disappointed the whole world.


  8. Babar (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    He is a traitor. He has done away with even what he had achieved during this time just to ensure his tenure.


  9. exciton (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:44 am

    We should not let Musharraf turn Pakistan into Mayanmar.

    This is PAKISTAN not Mayanmar, and the people of Pakistan should send a loud and clear message to Musharraf — he has not moral or ethical justification to take this step — he is a a traitor and his immoral action will not stand, insha Allah.


  10. Mr. Indian (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 3:38 am

    ha ha ha. lage raho. Aur islam kee chato. The miserable state of pakistan is all because of islam.

    http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/ali_ettefagh/2007/11/why_not_dissolve_pakistan_too.html


  11. exciton (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 9:23 am

    @MR. INDIAN — Let’s not confuse the issue.

    Try not to find every opportunity to show the sickness of your mind.


  12. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    Mr. Indian, dont forget India’s not without its problems too.


  13. Mr. Indian (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

    India too has problems but of this magnitude? Why do pakis care so much for the self determination right of Kashmiris when you yourself don’t have that right in Pakistan. Hypocrisy?


  14. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

    you go and settle ur own problems …. let us live with our own, and of kashmiris :-)


  15. Mr. Indian (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 7:04 pm

    sure. we don’t expect pakis to solve our problem.

    can you leave Kashmiris out of the equation. It is not even funny when pakis demand that kashmiris have right of self determination. you pakis don’t have self determination right in your own country, what right u have to fight for kashmiris.

    First go and have jihad for self determination right in pakistan and once pak becomes a democracy, think about kashmir.


  16. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 7:07 pm

    @Mr.Indina: Please mind your own mindlessness! :P


  17. buuk (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 4:03 pm

    mr. indian is totally right!!



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