Lawyers in Pakistan's largest city strike to protest emergency rule Steve Czajkowski at 11:10 AM ET
[JURIST] Lawyers in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, went on strike Saturday in protest at President Pervez Musharraf's emergency rule. Members of the Karachi Bar Association and other local bar associations followed an earlier strike call from the Pakistan Bar Council [official website] (PBC) and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). Over 350 prisoners from all around the city could not have their cases heard due to the absence of lawyers. Pakistan's News daily has local coverage.
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