Hundreds of opposition workers arrested in Pakistan

November 17th, 2007 - 3:45 pm ICT by admin  

Lahore, Nov 17 (ANI): Hundreds of political workers were arrested on Friday across the country for protesting against the emergency rule and suspension of the Constitution.
In Gujranwala, police arrested over 200 Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) workers and roughed up several for taking out a rally in connection with the long-march.
Hundreds of PPP workers led by party divisional president and MNA Imtiaz Warraich took out the rally, but police baton-charged and tear-gassed them and arrested over 200 participants, according to a PPP press release.
More than 100 Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) supporters were arrested outside various mosques in Karachi, but police denied these arrests.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, leader of JI said that more than 100 MMA and JI activists had been taken into custody.
Police chief Azhar Ali Farooqui denied the arrests.
In Peshawar, police arrested four Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leaders and three Awami National Party (ANP) activists from separate rallies.
The JUI-F workers and leaders took to the streets in Peshawar for the first time to protest against the emergency rule.
The JUI-F protesters started a march from Markazi Darul Qura at Namakmandi but police stopped them near the Cinema Road.
The PPP womens wing workers in Peshawar also protested against the emergency and suspension of the Constitution. (ANI)

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