Pakistan Government continues with crackdown, arrests over 100 anti-emergency activists

November 14th, 2007 - 8:35 am ICT by admin  
The News quoted officials as saying that around 50 lawyers were arrested in Lahore as they tried to assemble inside the Punjab High Court premises.

Lawyer Arif Saeed said 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 the administration has imposed a ban on gatherings of more than five people, and police have picked up those who were defying the restriction.

Another 50 were arrested in various cities across Pakistan, including in Multan and Quetta.

Police sources have confirmed the rounding up of around 1,500 opposition workers, lawyers and civil society members since Saturday. (ANI)

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