Over 100 activists arrested in Pakistan

November 14th, 2007 - 8:34 am ICT by admin  
Around 50 lawyers were arrested in the eastern city of Lahore as they tried to assemble on the premises of the provincial High Court, a senior officer said.

Lawyer Arif Saeed said that police had taken over the bar room at the Lahore high court bar association and anyone entering the premises was being whisked away.

Lahore police official Akram Beg said that the administration has imposed a ban on gatherings of more than five people and police have picked up those who were defying the restriction.

About 50 others were arrested in various cities across Pakistan, including the central city of Multan and the southern city of Quetta, The News reported.

Police sources have said that around 1,500 opposition workers, lawyers and civil society members have been detained in the crackdown launched after Musharraf suspended the constitution and imposed emergency rule on Saturday. (ANI)

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