Conflict & Justice

Pakistani lawyers take to the streets in protest

In Pakistan, lawyers and opposition activists launched a cross country protest to confront the civilian government which has banned rallies and detained hundreds of activists. The long march was called for by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to press for an independent judiciary, and to restore the Supreme Court chief justice. This would destabilize the year-old government of President Asif Ali Zardari. Joining the Takeaway is Aamir Gauhri, a Pakistani analyst, formerly with the BBC who is currently writing a book on civil and military relations in Pakistan.

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