Pakistan Opposition Parties Rally Against Musharraf Over Judge’s Firing

You can always tell when it’s spring in Afghanistan.  The opium is in bloom and the natives get restless. 

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  —  Thousands of Pakistani opposition activists staged Monday their biggest rallies yet against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf‘s removal of a top judge that has left him open to accusations of entrenching military rule.

About 3,000 people gathered in Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city, carrying party flags and chanting “Go Musharraf go!” and “Friends of America are traitors to the nation.” Hundreds of police in riot gear sat in vehicles nearby but didn’t intervene as the crowd marched through a commercial district.

Thousands more attended similar rallies in Lahore, Multan and other major cities, though the overall turnout appeared modest for a nation of about 160 million people.

Musharraf has faced a public outcry since March 9, when he suspended Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry on unspecified charges of abusing his authority. Lawyers and opposition groups have held dozens of protests across Pakistan, some of which have turned violent.

However, Monday’s nationwide rallies were the first called jointly by the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy, which groups Pakistan’s main opposition Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-N, both of them led by former prime ministers living in exile.

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  1. The man who crushed the law and constitution to become the ruler is saying it is a legal issue and donot politicise it.lol.This was a political act and motives were purely political to get rid of a man who could be a problem for the MR stiff neck.The head strong did what he has been doing with parliment and even supreme court(refers to Mr Saeed uz zaman case)and other institutes of Pakistan.This is a wake up call even for Army Generals.Do you bunch want the whole army to be hijacked by one man?Do you really believe in this pro american legacy?you represent a so called islamic and NAZARYATI army.Is there any General Abbasi in army anymore?You owe something to the country as well, more than just wearing a decorated uniform and claiming lands.Get rid of this man and save army from a clash with masses and loosing the dignity forever.would you let the army become kiray key ghunday for the west?I urge every man and woman in Pakistan to stand up for their fundamental right or it would not even matter anyway in a few years time.Look what he has been doing with our pathan and baloch brothers.He is using our army against our people.People who have been our most valuable asset.We are repeating the history of 1971.Stand up for your rights and dont fall a prey to this regimen or the one we have already tested in the past.Support the lawyers as they have started a real JIHAD.Do you want to die a murdar mot?Sher keee ek din kee zindagee geedar ke so saal kee zindagee say behtar hay.Get up for your children or they will have no tomorrow anyway.Stand up and fight.God be with you.

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