Jemima launches Free Pakistan Movement

November 16th, 2007 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin  

London, Nov 16 (ANI): Jemima Goldsmith Khan, ex-wife of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chief Imran Khan, has launched a Free Pakistan Movement (FPM) with the active support of journalists, students, lawyers, doctors, other professionals, civil society workers, businesspersons and prominent political persons of Pakistani origin living in the UK.
The FPM has chalked out an elaborate programme of daily events in London as well as in other parts of the UK to mobilise public opinion in Britain in general and among people of Pakistani origin living here.
The FPM has also finalised plans to hold a big protest rally in front of the Pakistan High Commission.
A group of students, lawyers and journalists which was working under the name of Campaign against Martial Law in Pakistan (CAMLP) has joined the FPM.
The UK branch of Therik-i-Insaaf will be a component of the FPM, the Dawn reported.
Meanwhile, a report in the Independent said that Imran Khan was arrested on Wednesday, less than 48 hours after sending a desperate text message to his solicitor in London, saying that he feared for his life.
The report said Imran was charged under Pakistans Anti-Terrorism Act, which includes penalties that can carry the death sentence or life imprisonment.
Earlier, Jemima had won fulsome praise for extending `selfless support to Imran in wake of an emergency being declared in Pakistan.
According to The Times, a cross-section of people have applauded her efforts, but said she could have come to the forefront several years ago, rather than wilting away her time with various beaus. (ANI)

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