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India-Pakistan
Protests continue in Karachi over likely arrest of PM
2013-01-17
[Dawn] Activists of the Pakistain People's Party (PPP) came out on roads and streets in various areas of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on the second consecutive day, Wednesday, to protest against the likely arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the rental power projects case.

The SC bench had ordered the arrest of 16 persons, including the premier, on Tuesday and directed the authorities to present PM Ashraf in the court.

Dozens of PPP workers blocked Shahrah-e-Faisal for more than an hour, the main artery of the city leading to Jinnah International Airport and inter-linking many roads, by setting tyres on fire.

They were raising slogans in support of the party, the prime minister, PPP Chairman Bilawal Baby Bhutto Zardari
...Pak dynastic politician, son of Benazir Bhutto and grandon of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. As far as is known, Bilawal has no particular talents other than being pretty and being able to memorize political slogans, but he had the good luck to be born into the right family and he hasn't been assassinated yet...
and President Asif Ali Ten Percent Zardari
... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ...

Malir, Gadap and Bin Qasim towns also remained disrupted for the second day in a row for the same reason.

A large number of party supporters also assembled at Bilawal House and expressed full confidence and support to the party leadership and the premier.

On Tuesday, as the news broke out, a large number of protesters came out on roads to show their resentment against the order in different cities of interior Sindh as well. Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu and Shedadpur were among the other areas of the province.
Posted by:Fred

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