Sunday, March 9, 2008

Country-wide Black Flag Week

ISLAMABAD: The black Flag Week is being observed by the lawyers’ community across the country from today (Sunday), the day when Pakistan chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was "suspended" last year through a presidential reference. The lawyers and other members of civil society have been actively engaged in the Black Flag week activities for the success of the event with a view to show their strength and power and reiterate their demand for the reinstatement of the deposed judges.
Lawyers’ protest rallies, meetings and seminars are being held throughout the country, attended by normal citizens and students, to reinforce their ongoing movement for the restoration of the deposed judges. In Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta the lawyers staged rallies, held meetings and seminars to condemn the November 3 action by the then Army chief Pervez Musharraf Black flags are being hoisted at bar buildings and lawyers would wear black armbands.

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