The postponement came a day after an estimated 7,000 Pakistani lawyers, journalists and opposition members participated in a another protest in Lahore, the capital city of Pakistan's Punjab province, demanding the resignation of President General Pervez Musharraf for his March 9 suspension [JURIST report] of Chaudhry as well as Musharraf's imposition of an emergency media ordinance [JURIST report] on Monday. AP has more. Many Pakistani lawyers and opposition leaders believe Chaudhry's suspension to be an assault on the independence of the country's judiciary and an indirect bid by Musharraf to continue his eight-year rule in an election year.
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