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Defiant lawyers hit the streets of Pakistan on Thursday, kicking off their Long March in the Punjab province. The march mirrors the protests by lawyers against former president Musharraf two years ago when more than 40 of them were killed in demonstrations in Karachi.
Though not that violent yet, Thursday’s marchers echoed a similar resolve.
Former Supreme Court Bar Association president, Aitzaz Ahsan said, “Hopefully breaking all barriers, the lawyers of Pakistan will reach Rawalpindi on March 15 and then reach the Islamabad parade ground on March 16. I am sure we will stage a dharna.”
The lawyers poured in from Quetta, Karachi and Lahore and their plan is to head to Islamabad on March 16 for a massive demonstration outside the Parliamant there, violating Section 144 which had been imposed.
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