Jemima Khan joins protest against emergency in PakNovember 19th, 2007 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Jemima Khan, ex-wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, joined hands with people who were protesting outside the Pakistan High Commission to press their demand for the release of all political detainees in Pakistan.
Jemima who extended help to start the ‘Free Pakistan’ Movement, a group made up largely of lawyers, journalists, doctors and professionals, stood at the heart of the demonstration and said that she was doing it because Imran and her Pakistani friends asked “us to make a noise here because they are not able to do it there.”
Jemima’s youngest son was holding a picture of his father Imran with the words “Release Imran. Release my Aba”, The Sun reported.
According to the daily, Jemima received a message from Imran that he was thinking of Sulaiman, 11, on his birthday.
President General Pervez Musharraf clamped an emergency on the country on November 3, claiming it was necessary to contain threats from militants and the judiciary.
Musharraf regime has also rejected US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte’s demand to lift the state of an emergency and release of all political prisoners. (ANI)
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