The Lahore rebellion

nzIt seems a total collapse of the state arrangements to stop the rally. The whole city is coming to the streets. The police brutalities of the last few days are coming to an end.
by Farooq Tariq, Lahore
The writer can be reached at farooqtariq@hotmail.com
The fight is going on. Police is sometime retreating and coming back to use tear gas. The protesters are also determined to express their right to get together.
Police is firing directly at the demonstrators. One casualty the Shahid siddique, the newly elected president of Lahore High Bar Association. Thousands of rounds of tear gas been fired at General Post Office Chouck. Many has injured. Asma Jehanghir is also been effected badly.

The Labour Party Pakistan contingent arrive at GPO Chouck around one pm. They include several women. Maqsood Mujahid, member national executive committee LPP told me on phone that all of us have been effected but all of us are on high spirit.

When they left the LPP office to go to the main place of demonstration, it was clear to them that they are going to be arrested but they all wanted to do that.

Mian Nawaz Sharif is on the way to Lahore after breaking all police barriers, thousands are with him.

All the measures and strategies of police have been shattered by mass power. They could not repeat what they could do in Karachi, Hyderabad and Multan during the last three days.

It seems a total collapse of the state arrangements to stop the rally. The whole city is coming to the streets. The police brutalities of the last few days are coming to an end.

The PPP regime has no option but to accept the demands of restoration of judges.

From Islamabad, I got a call from Nisar Shah, general secretary LPP, he is now been rounded by the police after he made a successful escape being arrested along with another comrade. He was with Javed Hashmi, a leader of Muslim League , who is now been arrested.
He is hiding in a flat of unknown people who offered him to provide a shelter.

Source- Posted by: Farooq Tariq, farooqtariq@hotmail.com at SPN yahoo groups on Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:47 am (PDT)

2 thoughts on “The Lahore rebellion”

  1. .. Sindhis are in the clutches of so called SIndhi Nationalists are paid agents of Punjab. These .. so called Nationalists didn’t even bother to raise voice against slogans like Sindhi Kutta Hi Hi The Punjabi Police were dancing with the marchers, I remember the security forces killed hundreds of Sindhis in MRD 1983 and 1986.

  2. It is a very sad day, for the Federation of Pakistan. People of smaller provinces are dishonoured and disgraced to see that how a Nawaz Sharif challenged the security forces of Pakistan. The security forces of Pakistan do not shy in killing Mir Murtaza Bhutto and Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Those security forces do not shy in killing scores of MQM workers. Those security forces do not shy in killing JAGA’s of NWFP. But those security forces did not fire even a single bullet on Nawaz Sharif. This proves, which blood is worth supreme in Pakistan.
    Nawaz Sharif is Boris Yelisin of Pakistan. (I sent same comments to BBC Urdu, but they did not publish).
    Before this event, I was non believer of Sardar Attaullah Mengal’s comments about Pakistan “This countrys other name is Punjab”.

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