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Friday, November 04, 2011

Pakistan lawyers clashed with police over emergency in Lahore
Cody Harding at 12:00 AM ET

On November 4, 2007, over 2000 Pakistani lawyers and law students gathered at the High Court in Lahore to protest President Pervez Musharraf's proclamation of emergency rule. The proclamation allowed for suspension of the constitution and dismissal of the Supreme Court. Initially peaceful, the demonstrations turned violent as police used aggressive measures in an attempt to disperse the crowd. Protestors responded by throwing stones and beating security officials with tree branches. Musharraf ultimately lifted emergency rule on December 15, 2007 and the Pakistani Supreme Court subsequently ruled the declaration unconstitutional. Following his resignation in August 2008 and de facto exile to London, Musharraf was recalled by the Pakistani Supreme Court in July 2009 to explain his actions.

Coat of arms of Pakistan

Learn more about Pakistan from the JURIST news archive and read commentary on Musharraf's resignation from JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan in Forum.

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