Nationwide protests by Lawyers

Lawyers, through out the country, responded to the Government’s emergency actions in the form of strong protests and by boycotting all court proceedings.

Police and law enforcement agencies retaliated by throwing tear-gas, and baton-charged peaceful protesters in and around the Lahore High Court building.

Today was the first showdown between the establishment and Pakistan’s civil society representatives in the form of mediamen, journalists, lawyers and human rights activists.

How things turn out as we enter the third day under Emergency rule still remains unpredictable as today’s protests may or may not trigger other sections of society to come out and raise public voice against Government’s actions.

9 Comments so far

  1. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

    One lawyer i heard about was having cold drink, while arrested (so-called) in a VIP office setting :) , so no worries.

  2. Babar (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

    This is a test for BB. Of if realy is committed to democratic rule in Pakistan or not. I would like her to ask her workers to come on streets very soon. Just giving out statements is not enough. And asking for elections right now doesnt make any sense, while there is no constitution and no courts.

  3. babar (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 1:36 am

    Ok. I just heard her press conference on AAJ and it was much more clear and powerful than it appears from the text in news websites. Musharraf is well advised to take down the news channels.

  4. suh (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 2:13 am

    well they totaly deserved it, we are in a politica turmoil, well we always have been but now if we want to take pakistan forward we have to unite, unfortunatly this will not happen with the 2 face politians we have who are just after power and money and dnt give 2 cents for pakistan,

    therefore its time that musharraf acts like a bad @$$ dictator, and takes his danda out to shape these people up.

  5. V (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 2:26 am

    @PS: and the point of your comment is? Some were arrested from their lavish homes. So what? Let us not belittle the efforts of those who took to the streets to protest, got beaten up and arrested!

  6. Babar (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 5:43 am

    SUH. Let us live with freedom. The bad a$$ dictator doesnt own this country.

    Although being a long time critic of Taliban, I would rather be happy right now for whatever pounding he gets from Taliban in North.

  7. suh (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 11:32 pm


    there is more freedom under the dictator then there have ever been since pakistan was made, yet its those idiots who in the past were against freedom who are rasing there voice against musharraf today.

  8. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    @babar and suh: Cant u keep it cool? :|

    @V: Pointlessness is the order of the day :) , some were arrested, some were not, some dont participate in protest, some do. Who pays in the end, Awaam :)

    People, plz stay cool… near elections all these kinda things were supposed to happen, so nothing is new? Dont let political discussions make u go nuts.

  9. suh (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 10:34 am

    stop being a hypocrite if you want to delete my replys then atleast delete the rest

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