Musharraf’s party urges army to intervene: Another test case of Pakistani civil society

It seems Musharraf’s gang is doing what is expected from them. They are willing to risk the whole country to save former military dictator, General (R) Musharraf. According to media reports, his crony and former DG ISPR General (R) Rashid Qureshi has urged army to intervene for protecting the former Pentagon pet dictator.
If army intervenes then the next Long March and Dharna should be at GHQ where the real evil resides. We support Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary and Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Insha Allah all the efforts and plans of these evil criminal minded satans will fail as Allah is the best of planners not them.

I think APML should be called as Anti-Pakistan Musharraf League instead of All Pakistan Muslim League.

Last straw?: APML urges army to intervene (Express Tribune)


ISLAMABAD: Close associates of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf have asked top military leadership to intervene in the issue immediately before tensions between state institutions get worse.

“Top military leadership will come into action [as an ex-general is being denied justice],” Major General (Retd) Rashid Qureshi, a close friend of the former president told The Express Tribune.

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday cancelled Musharraf’s bail application in the judges’ detention case and ordered his arrest. On Friday, the former president was transferred from his Chak Shahzad farmhouse to Islamabad Police Headquarters.

“Enough is enough. Judicial activism will not be tolerated anymore,” General Qureshi said, adding Musharraf will continue to face courts until he gets justice.

“We will fight legally, morally and politically against injustice in Pakistan.” Read more

Curfew in held Kashmir after APHC leader shot dead

United4justice: We condemn the killing of political leadership and innocent people

of Kashmir by Indian occupied forces and demand the resolution of Kashmir issue according to the will of the Kashmiri people.

Curfew in held Kashmir after APHC leader shot dead(The News)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
HELD SRINAGAR: Police clamped a curfew on most of held Kashmir after a prominent Kashmiri leader was killed on Monday as tens of thousands of Muslims protested a road blockade by Hindus in held Kashmir.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) central leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz was shot by police who were firing into the crowd as they tried to hold back the protesters.Aziz died after a bullet ruptured his liver, according to Manzoor Ahmed, the doctor who treated him.

There was no immediate comment from government officials. Three others were also killed and several dozen injured in the violence (APP put the death toll at seven). The demonstrators were attempting to march to Azad Kashmir to protest a blockade by Hindus of a key highway that links the Kashmir Valley with the rest of India.

The protests are the latest development in a political crisis that began in June with a dispute over land near a Hindu shrine and has exposed tensions between Muslims and Hindus in Kashmir.

The Hindu minority was angered when the state government reversed a decision to give 99 acres (40 hectares) of land to a Hindu trust to build facilities for pilgrims near a shrine. Muslims complained that the gift of land would alter the religious balance in the region.

Kashmiri traders have warned that the region faces shortages of food and medicine because of the blockade, and complain that hundreds of truckloads of Kashmiri fruit are spoiling because they cannot be delivered.

Traders said police and paramilitary soldiers also seized dozens of fruit-laden trucks and deflated the tires of other vehicles which the protesters had planned to drive during the procession. At least 50 people were taken to a hospital with injuries caused by bullets and tear gas, including one who later died, said Asif Drabu, a doctor at a hospital in Srinagar.

Another man was killed when police opened fire on angry protesters who torched two police vehicles near Sangrama, a village on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway, a police official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to reporters.

In Chehel, where Aziz was shot, large crowds had pushed aside barricades set up by police and clashed with security officials who were stopping them from walking toward the Line of Control.

Another marcher in Chehel also suffered bullet injuries, local police said, again speaking on condition of anonymity. The area is about 28 miles (45 kilometres) from the ceasefire line but the spokesman for the Indian army in Srinagar has said that the “army has taken all precautionary measures to control the situation”.

“We want independence,” “Demolish the LoC,” the protesters chanted. In Azad Kashmir town of Chakothi, police fired tear gas to disperse a group trying to march up to the frontier. The road from Chakothi to the frontier was blocked by police and soldiers with barbed wire and iron sheets.

One policeman and three protesters were injured in scuffles between police and protesters who tried to break through the roadblock, said Uzair Ghazali, a spokesman for Hizbul Mujahi9deen. “Some people, who were emotional, tried to go toward the Line of Control but we stopped them,” said Chaudhry Imtiaz Ahmed, a senior government security official.