Aug 29, 2008

Sindh: Two-hour protest by Lawyers

Active ImageHundreds of lawyers staged non violent sit-ins demanding the independence of the judiciary.



Below is an article published by the Khaljee Times:

Lawyers throughout Sindh staged two-hour sit-ins on main thoroughfares of major cities, urging the government to keep its promise and restore the judiciary of November 3, 2007.

Apart from some minor scuffles in some cities and towns in the interior of the province, no major incident was reported from any city and the protesting lawyers dispersed peacefully after staging sit-ins and protests.

Lawyers’ biggest show of strength was held at Karachi where hundreds of lawyers staged a two-hour sit on the city’s main thoroughfare M.A.

Jinnah Road. Lawyers also raised slogans against PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and vowed to continue their struggle until their demands were met. During the sit-in the protesting lawyers blocked a section of M.A. Jinnah Road that led to traffic mayhem in different parts of the city with motorists stranded for hours. During the sit-in shopkeepers the shops along M.A. Jinnah Road and the surrounding kept their shutters down.

Addressing the protesters, lawyers leaders declared that their movement for the independence of judiciary would continue till it achieved its goal.

The leaders also alleged that the PPP-led coalition government was using devious means to sabotage the movement, but were confident that such evil acts would not succeed as the lawyers were united.