Monday, January 7, 2008

Student Action Committee protest on Tuesday

The Student Action Committee (Lahore) has called for a protest on the 8th of January 2008 at 2 pm at Minar e Pakistan. In collaboration with civil society groups, lawyers and activists. This protest is to be registered against the removal of the pre Nov 3rd judiciary that stood for a just rule of law and against the inefficiency displayed by the establishment which has led to the assassination of thousands of citizens, including a powerful leader of opposition.
The students demand that the pre Nov 3rd judiciary be restored without which elections cannot be free and fair. However, we do acknowledge that there are compelling reasons for to participate in the upcoming elections for many, and do not hold it against them, so long as they are committed to the restoration of the only judiciary that has exercised independance to this degree.
Aitzaz Ahsen's baseless dentention keeps getting prolonged while the stringent treatment meted out to him suggests that our current regime shuns standing for principles and only favours partisan attitudes.
While Pakistan is on the brink of being considered a 'failed state', the SAC (lahore) urges the nation to join forces for the onlt path that can lead us out of this mess. So join us on the 8th and stand loud and strong at Minar e Pakistan at 2 pm.
While the country's being exploited by opportunistic leaders and political parties, the country has a chance to literally stand up and decide the future of Pakistan on the basis of right and wrong, on previous false promises, failed governments and demolished institutions. So please take time out for your country, stand united and show everyone that we care, that we will not rest until Pakistan steps on the only path that can ensure its survival.

In solidarity for principles,

Student Action Committee

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