Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The situation in Karachi and Islamabad

This report was filed from Karachi at 11:50 a.m.

KARACHI - Martial Law's 4th Day

Karachi, November 7: Heavy contingents of police and rangers have taken positions outside the Sindh High Court with plain-clothed police and intelligence officials posted inside, an Emergency Telegraph reporter witnessed and quoted sources that requested anonymity.
Under a three-day courts' boycott announced by the legal fraternity, lawyers boycotted courts for the second day.
Police (and intelligence officials) barred the entry of media personnel in the Sindh High Court and only lawyers who had cases scheduled for November 7 were allowed entry.
Senior lawyers of the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) are scheduled to have a meeting today which will formulate the future strategy of the legal fraternity.
No prominent arrests were made today (so far), however, several lawyers and rights activists have been reported as "missing."

Report from Islamabad:

Everyone in Islamabad is requested to participate in the student protest at 2 pm in F8 Market Opp Hamdard University TODAY (WEDNESDAY)

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