Protests against Musharraf dictatorship in Pakistan


Musharraf, cartoon

By Vilani Peiris and Keith Jones:

Protests mount against Musharraf attempt to sack Pakistan’s chief justice

19 March 2007

Islamabad and other Pakistani cities have seen violent confrontations in recent days between security forces and lawyers, opposition political activists, and ordinary Pakistanis opposing the attempt of the country’s US-backed military strongman, General Pervez Musharraf, to fire the head of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

To prevent protests last Friday when Chief Justice Chaudhry was to appear before the Supreme Judicial Council, the police detained scores of political leaders.

Then, in an attempt to stop live broadcast of the protests, which occurred nonetheless, the police raided the private GEO television station, ransacked the facility, and roughed up many of the station’s personnel.

See also here.

Does Bush want to replace Musharraf with another military dictator? See here.

2 thoughts on “Protests against Musharraf dictatorship in Pakistan

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