Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Imran Khan on Hunger Strike

(Courtesy AFP)

Pakistani cricket hero Imran Khan began a hungerstrike Monday in the prison where he was sent last week for protesting against emergency rule, his spokesman told AFP.He said Khan, who now heads his own opposition party, wanted a restoration of the constitution and reinstatement of judges sacked when Persident Pervez Musharraf imposed the emergency just over two weeks ago."Imran Khan has gone on hunger strike for an indefinite period,"spokesman Saifullah Niazi said."He is demanding the restoration of the judiciary and restoration of the constitution," Niazi said. Khan is in Deraghazi Khan jail, normally used to house terror detainees and hardened prisoners.He was picked up last Wednesday and charged under a section of anti-terror legislation which stipulates a minimum punishment of atleast seven years and up to life in prison.Khan had been put under house arrest after emergency rule was declared on November 3 but slipped the net and went into hiding, communicating via email and video.He was arrested after emerging from hiding last Wednesday at a university campus in the eastern city of Lahore. Lahore police said then that he would face charges for inciting people to pick up arms, calling for civil disobedience and "spreading hatred." Khan, who led Pakistan to cricket World Cup glory in 1992, had called for Musharraf to face the death penalty for imposing emergency rule.

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, butthere must never be a time when we fail to protest - Elie Wiesel

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man'sinclination to injustice makes democracy necessary - Reinhold Niebuhr

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

the web site of pakistan tehreek e insaff has been blocked.plz confirm if anyone can open it.

Anonymous said...

we are proud of you IK.

Anonymous said...

Petition to release Imran. Probably won't make any difference but atleast we can try. Aim is to get 1 million signatories:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-imran-khan---pakistan-tehreek-e-insaaf

Anonymous said...

The NATIONAL HERO
is behind the bars !!!


The HERO who gave the Nation 100s of Wins in the Cricket Ground !!
The HERO who Gave the Nation her First WORLD CUP !!!
The HERO who gave the Nation her First ever Charity Based Cancer Hospital that serve the Pakistanis from all over the Country !!!
The HERO who showed the Nation the Faces of TRUTH & FALSEHOOD in Politics !!!
The HERO who SPEAKS what the PAKISTANIS FEEL !!!
The HERO who is a TRUE NATIONALIST in this era of FAKE NATIONALITIES !!!
The HERO who remind us of ZULFIQAR ALI BHUTTO ..... the BOLD , BRAVE & Gr8 NATIONALIST.
The HERO who RULES the HEARTS of Billions around the World ........
......he is Behind the Bars !!!

SHAME on those who are FREE to acclaimed AUTHORITY, POWER & All-in -One status in the Corridors of Power !!
let them know
the HISTORY will surly tell that actually ...... no one But THEY ARE ..the WORST THING Ever HAPPENED to PAKISTAN ..............( in the line of fire by Gen. )

IK's supporter said...

@my above commenter,
He really remind me of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, very very TRUE.