Pakistan news of February 27, 2009 - Nawaz disqualification sparks demonstrations

2009-02-27 15:19:06 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Pakistan News News)

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Pakistan news of February 27, 2009

  • Life halts as protestors turn violent against courts decision
  • Government plans crack down on media - Minister of Information threatens to resign
  • PML-N parliamentarians hold Punjab Assembly session outside the assembly building
  • Lawyers long march and sit-in might not be allowed
  • Karachi Stock Exchange rescued by the state owned financial institutions

Life halts as protestors turn violent against courts decision

Islamabad: Life in major cities of Punjab came to a complete stop when the people protesting against Supreme courts decision of disqualifying Sharif Brothers for holding any public office turned violent. They started to burn vehicles and blocking the roads in cities of Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura. The protesters chanted slogans against the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari and accused him for hatching a conspiracy against Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif.

Government plans crack down on media - Minister of Information threatens to resign

Islamabad: The government led by Asif Ali Zardari has been advised by some advisers and some members of the federal cabinet to contain the media. The minister of Information, Sherry Rehman, has threatened to resign is government make a move to impose restriction on media on the grounds that the decision would be against Late Ms. Benazir Bhutto’s promise that she made to the people of Pakistan.

While the unconfirmed sources also stated that Prime Minister and the President have also been asked to tell Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to stop coverage of lawyers movement and PML-N rallies.

PML-N parliamentarians hold Punjab Assembly session outside the assembly building

Lahore: As governor of Punjab ordered closure of Punjab Assembly building after disqualification of Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif and calling off the Assembly session due to held yesterday with police cordoning off the whole area, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) Parliamentarian by defying all the police barricades and baton charges succeeded in reaching the parliament building and convened the assembly proceeding and chanted slogans against the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari for disqualifying Sharif Brothers and destabilizing the Punjab government.

Lawyers long march and sit-in might not be allowed

Islamabad: We placed sources in the Islamabad revealed that the government is seriously considering to impose section 144 in the capital city of Pakistan to disallow the lawyers to participate in the long march and sit in in wake of the present political instability in the country due to the supreme courts decision of disqualification of PML-N chiefs Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif.

Karachi Stock Exchange rescued by the state owned financial institutions

Karachi: The government run financial institutions yesterday saved the Karachi Stock Exchange from fall into a dip. The financial institutions resorted to buying due to which the browse trading yesterday ended with a jump of 68.71 points with 5,649.49 points on board.

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