Thursday, 27 December 2007

Rally - London - Dec 29, 2007

Silent vigil outside Pakistan High Commission in London at 2:30 pm on Friday 29th December to mark the death of Benazir Bhutto

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Rally - Karachi - Dec 26, 2007

Frands and Comrades,Peoples Resistance (PR) has organised a hunger strike camp at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) tomorrow (December 26). The camp will function from 10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m., and has been divided into three two-hour shifts (10:00 a.m. - noon, noon - 02:00 p.m. and 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.) for those who can't be present there for the entire six-hour duration.Our foremost demand, as always, is the restoration of the judiciary to the pre-November 3 status.Please come, bring friends, bring banners, placards and flags. Let's make this event as lively as our previous ones have been. Let's SOCK it to the oppressors!Power to the People!!!

Rally - Lahore - Dec 26, 2007

BLACK WEDNESDAY - Dec 26, 10:30 am at Aiwan-e-Adal, LOWER MALL, LAHORE
Dear All,We've had an excellent string of protests now, each better than the last. Tomorrow is especially important - the lawyers, so far the backbone of this principled movement, are observing "Black Wednesday" to protest the manhandling and re-arrest of Aitzaz Ahsan on Eid Morning in violation of the Government's own orders. Join the lawyers at 10.30 am TOMORROW wed 26 at Aiwan e Adal, Lower Mall, Lahore (near Town Hall) for a peaceful but not passive show of solidarity. COME in large numbers, BRING all your friends, TELL everyone to pass this on.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Rally - Lahore- Dec 23, 2007

we have no time to lose, and so TOMORROW, sunday 23rd Dec at 2:30 pm - please bring your friends and join us at Allama Iqbal's Mausoleum (next to Badshahi mosque) , in a peaceful solidarity rally to engage the public. We will be circulating the flyer you saw yesterday on why the restoration of the judiciary is everyone's problem; and a number of distinguished luminaries - ex-judges, journalists and activists will speak.

Friday, 21 December 2007

Rally - Lahore- Dec 21, 2007

Dear All,
Aitzaz Ahsan was picked up on the motorway enroute to Islamabad, beaten up, glasses broken and brought back to Lahore in a police bus. Is now suffering from bruises and fever.When he asked for a detention order, they shoved a gun in his face and said - this is your order.

Vigil outside his house at 6 pm TONIGHT (friday). 5 Canal Bank, Zaman Park, Lahore Pl come, tell all and pass this on.

Monday, 17 December 2007

Rally - Karachi - Dec 18, 2007

A joint demonstration has been organised for 03:00 p.m. tomorrow (December 18) outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC), to protest the State's brutalities against the Students Action Committee (SAC) rally in Islamabad today. While the protest has been called by the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party (CMKP) and the Labour Party of Pakistan (LPP), we appeal to Peoples Resistance, lawyers, students, journalists, labour unions -- every citizen -- to please join us there. A strong message has to be sent across to the State tomorrow: these atrocities will NOT stop us! Friends of the Resistance, today's events in Islamabad proved once and for all that the so-called lifting of the emergency is nothing but a sham. If this was done in Islamabad today, it could be done in Karachi too. Aakhir kabb takk bardaasht karengey yeh tamaasha hum? Please come to the press club tomorrow to express solidarity with the brave souls who stood up to the State's brutalities today. Countless were injured, and 40 have been arrested (including seven women). We HAVE to show Musharraf and his cronies that this bullshit will NOT stop us anymore. Please join us at the press club at 03:00 p.m. tomorrow. Bring yourself, bring friends. Bring banners, flags and placards. Above everything, please try to bring as many people as possible -- there's power in numbers. Let's sock it to the oppressors!!! Power to the People!!!

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Rally - London - Dec 18, 2007

As is the norm, we shall be holding a candlelight vigil in front of Bush House (BBC Offices) in London on the 18th of Dec at 5pm. The vigil usually lasts for about half an hour. This will be the last Vigil for this year since the next two Tuesdays correspond with Christmas and New Years day and most people will be away for the holidays. However, we will definitely be back on after that, for as long as it takes to restore human rights in Pakistan.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Rally - Islamabad- Dec 17, 2007

Hoorah! After decades of silence, students across Pakistan are finally raising their voices and demanding to be heard!We want:• The emergency lifted and the constitution restored• All political prisoners freed• All deposed judges reinstated• Military operations aborted in all parts of the country• All media restrictions lifted• No more military interference in politics• Student Unions to flourish• Free and quality education for allWe invite students, lawyers, political workers, journalists and all persons who agree with our demands to join us at a public demonstration onTuesday, December 17th, 2007Aabpara Chowk, 3pmBring flags, placards, noise making things, and most importantly yourselves!Further information: 0306 528 6942 Ab bhee jis ka khoon na khaula,Khoon nahin who paani haiJo desh ke kaam na aye,Woh Bekaar Jawaani haiBhagat SinghP.S We are planning to hold this on a national level. For those in Lahore, Karachi , Peshawar more details soon.

Rally - Karachi - Dec 16, 2007

Justice Rana Bhagwandas and Justice Rabbani will be arriving at Jinnah Terminal, Karachi Airport 445 pm today (Sunday). ALL must reach the airport in FULL FORCE to receive them and show this group's commitment to the judiciary. What to bring: Posters, banners related to judiciary and People's Reistance. Bring rose petals if you can. The current rate is Rs. 75-100 per kg of rose petals.Where to meet: Outside McDonalds at Jinnah Terminal at 4:30 pm

Rally - Lahore- Dec 15, 2007

Please come forward and show your solidarity alongwith the legal fraternity in the struggle against emergency on the 15th of December, 2007 at Aiwan-e-Adal, Lahore 11:00 AM sharp. The civil society in particular is strongly urged to step up and voice their concerns amidst such a crisis!

Friday, 7 December 2007

Rally - Karachi - Dec 14, 2007

The Peoples Resistance (PR) movement in Karachi has issued a protest call for 04:00 p.m., December 13. The group will congregate at Regal Chowk, Saddar, and will move to the Karachi Press Club.Up until now, lawyers, the Pakistan Tehrik-Insaf (PTI), the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party (CMKP), the Labour Party of Pakistan (LPP), the Awami Jamhoori Workers Committee (AJWC), International Socialists Pakistan (ISPak), the All-Pakistan Trade Union Federation (APTUF), the National Trade Union Federation (NTUF), all trade- and labour-unions here, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Aurat Foundation, Women's Action Forum (WAF), other civil society organisations, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), a bunch of other medical organisations, concerned citizens, students, and journalists have pledged support and participation.Friends and comrades, we need numbers in order to make thisdemonstration a success. Tell everyone you know. If you're in Karachi, please mark 04:00 p.m. December 13 on your calenders. Come to Regal Chowk. Bring yourself, bring flags, bring placards, bring friends. Make yourself heard."It is time -- Let's make history."

Panel Discussion - Manchester - Dec 11, 2007

Date:Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location:Biko's Cafe, Basement of the Students' Union
Street:Oxford Rd

Contact Info

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Panel Discussion - Karachi - Dec 11, 2007

TUESDAY, Dec 11 - - 'Live with Talat' - featuring Talat Hussain, & Nusrat Javeed & Mushtaq Minhas (Bolta Pakistan)Karachi Press Club - 2.00- 4.00 pm sharp (Confirmed guests include Justices (r) Wajihuddin Ahmed, Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim, Majida Rizvi & Rasheed Rizvi (Prez. SHCBA) and Noor Naz Agha.

Rally - Karachi - Dec 10, 2007

MONDAY, Dec 10 - Human Rights Day being observed as a 'black day' by HRCP, PFUJ/KUJ and People's Resistance4 pm, Karachi Press Club - wear black.

Panel Discussion - London - Dec 07, 2007

A CAMPAIGN AGAINST MARTIAL LAW EVENT"FICTION AND POLITICS"The Campaign Against Martial Law invites you to a reading by Pakistani fiction writers and writers who are friends of Pakistan. The writers will be reading from their work, leading to a discussion on the intersection of literature and politics.Friday 7th DecemberVenue: Room 3, South Range Building, King's College, Strand Campus, University of London.Timing: 7.00-9.00Price of admission: £5Schedule- Introduction: CAML member- The current situation in Pakistan: Ghazi Salahuddin- Readings:Moni MohsinAmarjit ChandanSaqlain ImamKamila ShamsieZubaida MetloMohammed HanifAamer Hussein

Panel Discussion - Toronto - Dec 07, 2007

The Rule of Martial Law in Pakistan: A Panel Discussion of Protest, Politics, and Lawyers in PakistanFriday, December 7, 200712:00 - 2:00 p.m.Faculty of Law, University of TorontoRoom FLA - Flavelle House, 78 Queen's ParkThe panel includes Keith Adam M. Dodek, B.A. (McGill), J.D., magna cum laude, (Harvard) a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Law; Kamran Bokhari, Director of Middle East Analysis with Strategic Forecasting, Inc (Stratfor) and author of an upcoming book on radical/militant Islamist political thought, entitled 'Voices of Jihadism: Contemporary Radical Islamist Writings'; and (tentatively) Cheryl Milne, Vice Chair of the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section of the Ontario Bar Association. The Panel will be moderated by Shibil Siddiqi, Board Member of South Asian Legal Clinic and a Global Youth Fellow with the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation. The panel will engage in a thought provoking discussion about the events in Pakistan.Lunch will be served.This event is jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO).Contacts:Lorne SossinProfessor Faculty of LawUniversity of Toronto78 Queen's Park Cres.Toronto, On. M5S 2C5phone: 416-946-8229fax: 416-978-7899email: lorne.sossin@utoronto.caDeepa MattooProject CoordinatorSouth Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario1992 Yonge Street, Suite 205Toronto, Ontario M4S 1Z7Tel: 416 487-6371 ext.11Fax: 416 487-6456Email:

Monday, 3 December 2007

Rally - Islamabad- Dec 07, 2007

Date:Friday, December 7, 2007
Time:5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:HOUSE NO. 10 , STREET NO 16, F-6/3

Friday, 30 November 2007

Rally - Islamabad- Dec 04, 2007

Hoorah! After decades of silence, students across Pakistan are finally raising their voices and demanding to be heard!We want:• The emergency lifted and the constitution restored• All political prisoners freed• All deposed judges reinstated• Military operations aborted in all parts of the country• All media restrictions lifted• No more military interference in politics• Student Unions to flourish• Free and quality education for allWe invite students, lawyers, political workers, journalists and all persons who agree with our demands to join us at a public demonstration onTuesday, December 4th, 2007Aabpara Chowk, 3pmBring flags, placards, noise making things, and most importantly yourselves!Further information: 0306 528 6942 Ab bhee jis ka khoon na khaula,Khoon nahin who paani haiJo desh ke kaam na aye,Woh Bekaar Jawaani haiBhagat SinghP.S We are planning to hold this on a national level. For those in Lahore, Karachi , Peshawar more details soon.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Rally - Texas - Dec 4, 2007

We are protesting against the:• Suspension of the constitution and thus the fundamental human rights of Pakistani citizens.• Sacking of the Supreme court of Pakistan.• Manhandling and detention without charges of the members of all the cross-sections of thecivil society including lawyers, journalists, academicians, students, human rights activists andpolitical workers.• Complete blackout of independent national and international electronic media.
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2007 Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm Location: West Mall Rally Area
City/Town: Austin, TX
Contact Info Email:

Monday, 26 November 2007

Rally - London - Dec 1, 2007

SLIGHT CHANGE OF VENUE DUE TO POLICE RECOMMENDATION - SO ANYONE IN THE UK PLEASE JOIN US FOR A DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT SQUARE EAST FOOTPATH & NEAR DOWNING ST, LONDON 1st DECEMBER AT 1 p.m. We are now requesting all political parties to abstain from the elections as participation is treacherous to all the judges / human rights protesters illegally held by the Military Dictator. All parties need to follow the principles of Imran Khan or their own sense of justice & not be a part of this farce put up by the military. This event is being organized by the Doctors of Pakistan (U. K) & is supported by PTI & Human Rights activists & everyone & every member from all democratic parties are welcome.

Rally - Olrando - Dec 1, 2007

Rally - New York - Dec 1, 2007

Rally - Islamabad- Nov 30, 2007

FRIDAY NOV 30Islamabad: 3pm, Infront of Holiday Inn (opp Press Club) for Capital talk then join judges and lawyers at 4 30 in front of Marriot to march to CJs house.

Rally - Toronto - Nov 30, 2007

PYA'S(Pakistan Youth Alliance) First Global Event.Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, London, New York and Boston will rise.So will Toronto.
Friday, November 30, 2007
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Queen's Park
Toronto, ON

Contact Info

Rally - Lahore - Nov 30, 2007

Event Title: Peaceful Protest for Restoration of JudiciaryArranged By: Joint Students Action Committee & Civil SocietyVenue: Liberty Market Date: Friday Nov 30th 2007Time: 2:00 p.m.Description: Many students from several institutes (FAST, LUMS, LSE, PU, GC, NCA, Skans, BNU, UCL, FC etc) have arranged this. They will be joining the protest rally on neutral grounds. i.e. no political party or representation will be there.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Rally - Karachi - Nov 29, 2007

Venue: Outside Geo/Jang building, Off I.I. Chundrigar RoadTime: 7.30 - 9.00Date: Tuesday November 29The Peoples Resistance is a growing coalition of members of civil society including journalists, social workers, artists, students, among other occupational groups. We have been holding flash protests, doing graffiti, circulating posters, meeting with the judges deposed by the PCO, and are starting teach-ins at schools and colleges shortly. Tuesday's event aims to widen the loop of people looking to re-instate the non-PCO judiciary and to reverse the muzzling of the media that has come with the Emergency -- or at the very least to register protest -- through music, art, and theatre. There will be short performances and songs to sing along to as well as some interactive art. So come raise your voice with the chorus against autocratic and self-serving rule to be part of a growing resistance movement.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Panel Discussion- MA, USA - Nov 28

Panel Discussion - Mount Holyoke College, MA, Nov 28th

Rally - New York - Nov 25, 2007

There will be an Islamic demonstration against the recent events of the puppet regime of Musharraf. There will be a total of two demonstration. One at Jackson Heights on this Sunday, November 18 around 3pm. And the other one will be at the Pakistani Consulate in Manhattan on Tuesday, November 20th around 4pm. We would like the brothers & sisters to attend,particularly the one on November 20th. Please try your best to make time to attend this demonstration. More details coming soon...

Rally- Nov 25, 2007 - London

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY NOV 25TH 2007 AT 1.00 PM - 3.00 PM OUTSIDE PAKISTAN HIGH COMMISSION FOR A DEMO. >>>>>> OUR AIMSRESTORE The JudiciaryFREE Pakistan from Marshal Law and Musharraf’s tyrannyFREE All Political Prisoners (Thousands of Judges, Lawyers, Students, Teachers, Human Rights activists etc)FREE The MediaRESTORE The Constitution

Rally - Nov 24, 2007 - Ottawa

If you are someone who believes in the rule of law, freedom of speech, judiciary and media, and is devastated by the present emergency rule in Pakistan, then please join us for this peaceful protest.We are, inshallah, holding a peaceful protest in front of the parliament and Pakistan high commission in Ottawa on the 24th of Nov at 12:00 pm. Due permissions have already been obtained from city, parliament and RCMP authorities.

Rally - Ottawa - Nov 24, 2007

Ottawa, Canada - 24 November 2007Saturday November 24th, 2007 @ 12:00 noon(The next one will either be on 30th Nov or 1st december)Parliament Hill , City of Ottawa and RCMP approval and protection has been granted to carry out a protest at the Canadian Parliament at 12noon. Pakistani Students Federation uOttawa, and members of Human rights Watch Dog groups at Carleton and Ottawa University and Algonquin College.Alongside members of Pakistani Community in and around Ottawa will Join.

Rally- Nov 22, 2007 - New York

Event: Protest led by Justice WajihuddinWhen: 22nd Nov, 9 45 am (sharp!)Where: Meet infront of Mr. Books, F-6 SuperMarketTo Bring: Placards, Banners, Flowers. Please bring "appropriate" placards for restoration of judiciary, human rights, freedom of press. Please refrain from bringing placards that would be a shame for civilized citizens of Pakistan.

Rally - Karachi - Nov 20

Karachi Press Club, rally by journalists @ Karachi Press Club TIME: 15:00

Protest- Islamabad - Nov 19

Student Protest outside Air University @ PAF Complex, E-9, Islamabad TIME: 14:00

Free Pakistan Rally - London - Nov 18


Sunday, November 18, 2007
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Pakistan High Commission
34-36 Lowndes Square
London, United Kingdom


- FREE Pakistan from Marshal Law and Musharraf's tyranny
- FREE All political prisoners ( Thousands of Judges, lawyers, students, teachers and human rights activists, etc)
- FREE Imran Khan who is in jail facing a bogus charge of State Terrorism
- FREE The media
- RESTORE The Judiciary
- RESTORE The Constitution


Date: Sunday Nov 18th
Time: 12 noon
Location: Pakistan High Commission,
34-36 Lowndes Square,
London, SW1X 9JN
Tube: Knightsbridge

Mobile: 07825 433 263


(All guest speakers subject to confirmation)

David Cameron
George Galloway
Tony Benn
Hina Jilani
Lord Nasir
Mohammed Sarwar
Ken Livingston

Free Transport facilities to London are also avaliable

Seminar - New York - Nov 18

Doctors For Democracy and Justice Seminar:

Pakistan main Aeen and Jumhooriat ki Pamaali- Ek lamhae fikr

(Trampling of Constitution and Justice in Pakistan.)

Ziafat ( previous Bukhara Restaurant) 786 Coney Island Avenue Midwood NY 11230 Tel 718-287-7011

Sunday November 18th, 1 PM to 5 PM

Subway: Q train to Cortelyou; F to Ditmas

The rapidly worsening political and constitutional limbo in Pakistan is a great cause of concern for all the Pakistanis. Never before, Pakistan has seen such a blatant violation of its constitution and the political process.

In order to be better inform ourselves and the rest of the Pakistani American community, Doctors for Democracy, a Pakistani American Physicians group in collaboration with Coney Island Avenue Project, will hold a seminar in Little Pakistan, the Midwood section of Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn NY. Speakers, experts in their respective fields, will highlight the assault on Judiciary, journalists and the political process.


Justice (Rtd) Wajih-ud-Din Ahmed, through special telephone arrangement

Ali Ahsan Esq, Attorney at Law, Son of Atizaz Ahsan

Mazhar Abbas, Secretary-General of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

Dr. Manzur Ejaz, Washington based renowned Journalist

Hassan Abbas, Boston based political analyst

Rana Ramzan, Pakistani American Advocates for Civil and Human Rights (PAACHR)

The program will start at 1 PM on Sunday November 18th at Ziafat ( previous Bukhara Restaurant) 786 Coney Island Avenue Midwood NY 11230. Tel 718-287-7011. It will continue till 5 PM.

Endorsement: Pakistani American Advocates for Civil and Human Rights (PAACHR), Asian-American Network against Abuse of Human Rights (ANAA), Association of Pakistani Physicians for Democracy and Justice (APPJD), Pak-American Freedom Forum.

The seminar is endorsed by representatives of the political parties: Sarwar Chaudhry (Pakistan Peoples Party) Rana Saeed (PML-N), Taj Akbar (ANP).

Doctors for Democracy calls for immediate end of the Emergency, restoration of full democracy, supremacy of law, respect for the civil and human rights and protection and upholding of the National Sovereignty from foreign and external interference in the political spectrum.

For further information, please contact Dr. Abdul Majeed (516) 655-4134) Dr. Qazi K.Haider (516) 225-7852, Dr. Faheem Butt (516) 410-1507, Dr. Nasir Gondal (917) 860-0808 and Ahsahullah Khan Bobby of Coney Island Avenue Project (917) 440-9002

Protest - Toronto - Nov 17



Asking all Pakistani and Canadian

organizations to get in touch with us to

make this protest a success.

Please come out with your families downtown and make yourself count in
the agitation to save our beloved Pakistan whose honour and integrity
is being sold off by a power mad dictator and engaged by the most
corrupt politicians in the country. We, the Pakistanis need to stand
up and count, now is the time, NOW or NEVER!

Saturday Nov 17, 2007@1:00 PM

Toronto City Hall

100 Queen Street West

North-west corner of Queen Street West and Bay Street

Toronto ON M5H 2N2

Public Transit: subway to either Queen (Yonge line) or Osgoode
(University line) and walk over to Bay St.


416-939-2843 (Mississauga) 416-996-0688 (Oakville) 416-887-8137 (Etobicoke)

416-871-2680 (North York) 416-573-3324 (Markham)

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Protest - Atlanta - Nov 17

School: Georgia Institute of Technology
Date: 17th November in front of CNN Building

Protest - Hampshire College, MA, Nov 16

Protest - Hampshire College, MA, Nov 16th

Panel Discussion - UChicago - Nov 16

Friday, November 16, 2007
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Classics 110
Chicago, IL

On Saturday, November 3rd General Musharraf declared a "State of Emergency Plus" in Pakistan. This Teach- In will be focused on short presentations, providing historical and political background to the current crisis, followed by audience Q&A session.


  • Atiya Khan, Department of History, will speak on Pakistan in the 1960s: Revolt and Counter- Revolution.
  • C.M. Naim, Professor Emeritus, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, will speak on the US/Pakistan relations since the 50s.
  • Manan Ahmed, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, will speak on the
  • Baluchistan/Swat crisis behind this Martial Law.
  • Aqil Shah, Department of Political Science, Columbia University will talk about the immediate and structural features of praetorianism in Pakistan and how they have shaped prospects of democratization over time.

Seminar - U of Chicago - Nov 16

The Past and Future Emergencies in the State of Pakistan: A Teach In at the University of Chicago

Friday, November 16, 2007 Classics 110

The Past and Future Emergencies in the State of Pakistan

A Teach In on Pakistan's Crisis.

This Teach- In will be focused on short presentations, providing historical and political background to the current crisis, followed by audience Q&A session.

Participants: Atiya Khan, Department of History, will speak on Pakistan in the 1960s: Revolt and Counter- Revolution. C.M. Naim, Professor Emeritus, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, will speak on the US/Pakistan relations since the 50s. Manan Ahmed, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, will speak on the Baluchistan/Swat crisis behind this Martial Law. Aqil Shah, Department of Political Science, Columbia University will talk about the immediate and structural features of praetorianism in Pakistan and how they have shaped prospects of democratization over time

7 Protests - Amnesty International - Worldwide - Nov 15

On Thursday, 15 November, Amnesty International will join with representatives of the legal profession and journalists to protest against the arrests and arbitrary detentions. In London, people are asked to gather at 4.30pm outside the High Commission of Pakistan, 34-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN (see a map). A letter will be handed in at 5pm.

Supporters from the legal professions are urged to don traditional barristers'/judges' robes and wigs in order to symbolically convey the impact on justice in Pakistan.

In other countries:
Nepal -- A demonstration outside the Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu at 3pm local time. This action is being jointly organized by Amnesty International Nepal Section with the Federation of Nepalese Journalists and other media related organizations. Several other human rights organizations are due to join the action.

Norway -- A demonstration outside the Pakistan Embassy in Oslo at 4pm local time. This action is also being organized by Amnesty International Norwegian Section with Norwegian P.E.N. and the Norwegian Bar Association.

Switzerland -- A demonstration outside the Pakistan Embassy in Bern at 1pm local time.

India -- A demonstration and rally near the Mandi House intersection, New Delhi, at 11.30, which will march towards the Indian Parliament. The International Federation of Journalist India outfit, Delhi Union of Journalists, Peoples' Union of Civil Liberties, Peoples' Union of Democratic Rights, Delhi Forum and others will join with Amnesty International India Section.

Turkey -- A demonstration outside the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankaraon. This is a joint event incorporating all leading HR organizations in Turkey (the Human Rights Joint Platform).

USA -- Demonstration in front of the State House on Beacon Street in Boston between 1and 2pm, led by the National Lawyers Guild.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Global - Black Day - Nov 15

We on behalf of United Students Federation in collaboration with All Pakistan Students league, give the call to all Honorable Pakistanis here n abroad to Observe BLACK DAY on Thursday the 15th of Nov against the dictatorship and Emergency rule.

On that day every student will wear black article of clothings to his/her university college or workplace in protest against the dictator n emergency.. article of clothing could be the black wrist bands hand bands black Tshirts jeans or shalwar qameez etc..

We hope that you people will move your step forward and join us to make this decision Progressfull one. We do believe that all of you are honorable students and represent the Pride of Youth of Pakistan. so, this is the chance to register your response to this black era. Join hands and Observe Black day, and pass the message to everyone.

United Students Federation

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Protest - Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 15

Thursday, November 15, 2007
2:00pm - 10:00pm
Blue Area...starting from Subway upto the president house
Quaid-e -azam Avenue
Islamabad, Pakistan

Peacefel protest against the declaration of Emergency, prohibition on free media, and the gross violation of human rights by Gen.Pervez Musharraf.



Please spread the word and invite as many of ur friends as u can

Thursday, Nov 15th 2007 2 p.m onwards

Protest - Islamabad - Nov 14

November 14, Wednesday 3 30 p.m. Aabpara Chowk, Islamabad. Protest in the form of FLOWER AND BLACK BAND SHOWMOVEMENT FOR THE INDEPENDENCE (MIND) OF JUDICIARY, MEDIA, CIVIL SOCIETY.

Lawyesr Rally - Washington, D.C - Nov 14

What: Lawyers' march to support the rule of law in Pakistan
When: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 14
Where: Meet at the James Madison Building (101 Independence Avenue SE) before walking around the Supreme Court
Attire: Black suit

If you plan to attend the march in Washington, D.C., please click here.

Thank you in advance for your support.


William H. Neukom
President, American Bar Association

UPenn, Philadelphia, Panel Discussion Nov 14

South Asia Center presents a Panel Discussion on "Pakistan: Political
and Civil Crisis"

Wednesday, November 14th 2007
Penn Humanities Forum, 3619 Locust Walk

Presented by the South Asia Center and co-sponsored by the Department
of South Asia
Studies, University of Pennsylvania

On Saturday, November 3rd General Musharraf declared a "State of
Emergency" in Pakistan. The series of events that preceded and followed this
declaration give rise to important issues, some of which will be addressed
in this discussion including the role of the media; terrorism & "war on
terror"; civil society activism; involvement of the international community;
and technology & its use in protests.


-Dr Jamal Elias, Class of 1965 Term Professor of Religious Studies & Chair
South Asian Studies Department, University of Pennsylvania
-Dr Brian Spooner, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
-Dr Suvir Kaul, Professor of English, Chair of English Department,
University of Pennsylvania
-Dr Robert Nichols, Associate Professor of History, Richard Stockton College
-James Caron, Graduate Student, South Asian Studies Department
-Maria Khan, Graduate Student, South Asian Studies Department

Free and open to the public
Refreshments provided

Rally - New York - Nov 13

As an expression of solidarity with our beleaguered colleagues at the
Pakistani bar, the New York City Bar Association, the New York State
Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers' Association, in
conjunction with other organizations, invite you to attend a public
rally in front of the New York County Courthouse, 60 Centre Street on
Tuesday, November 13, from 1:00-1:30 p.m.

The crude and brutal suspension of law and the legal system in
Pakistan , and the repression of judges and lawyers there, require
that we take a moment from our own busy schedules and demonstrate our

Because the images from Pakistan show the violent repression of
Pakistani lawyers wearing their customary dark suit and white shirt,
we request that you appear on Tuesday in similar attire, though this
is not required. What is important is a strong show of support. We
hope to see you there and encourage you to distribute this as widely
as you can. Thank you.

42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036-6689

Phone: (212) 382-6700
Fax: (212) 768-8116

Panel Discussion @ Stanford, Nov 13

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cubberly Auditorium
Stanford, CA

On Nov. 3, Pakistani President and Chief of Army Staff Pervez Musharraf declared emergency in Pakistan and suspended the Constitution.

The Muslim Student Awareness Network along with Pakistanis at Stanford, Sanskriti, and the Stanford History Department will host a panel discussion on the emergency state in Pakistan on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The panel will include:

Larry Diamond - Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and expert on democracy in developing countries.

Aishwari Kumar - Assistant Professor of Modern South Asian History

Erik Jensen - Lecturer at Stanford Law School and CDDRL Faculty Member

Paul Kapur - Visiting professor at Center for International Security and Cooperation and expert on security in South Asia

Moderated by:

Hicham ben Abdallah - Visiting Scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

The panel will offer different perspectives on the current situation and discuss the regional and international implications of the emergency state in Pakistan.

4 Protests in Islamabad - Nov 12 &13

1) Protests in Islamabad's District Courts, F-8 Islamabad on November 12 and 13 at 11 am
2) Protests on media curbs in front of ARY's office, Street 62, F-7/4, Islamabad at 2 pm on November 12 and 13
3) Student protest in front of McDonalds at 3 pm, November 12
4) Protest at G-9 Markaz at November 12, 4 PM

Protest Rally in Chicago - Nov 11


We, the citizens of Pakistan, denounce in the strongest terms General Pervez Musharraf's recent assault on the rule of law in Pakistan. By suspending the Constitution; dissolving the Supreme Court and the provincial High Courts and replacing them with judges of his own choosing; engaging in arbitrary and unprovoked arrests of thousands of opposition leaders, journalists, and other law-abiding citizens; and violently suppressing protests by hundreds of lawyers, students, journalists, political activists and civil society members. General Musharraf is trampling upon the very system of law that alone can justify a ruler's power over his people. We stand in solidarity with our constitutional, human and the democratic rights of the Pakistani nation, and we urge an early restoration of legality and legitimate authority in Pakistan.

In order to stage our protest against the Martial Law and suspension of the constitution and civil rights in Pakistan, we are holding a protest rally in front of the Pakistani Consulate in Chicago.

Date: 11th November 2007, Sunday
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: CONSULATE OF PAKISTAN - Chancery address: 333 North Michigan Avenue, # 728, Chicago, IL 60601,U.S.A.

This date has been chosen to coincide with the second round of protests that will be held in Washington DC. Protests have already taken or are taking place at London, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Toronto, Houston, Glasgow, Manchester, Canberra, Melbourne, Harvard, Yale, and Amherst Universities.

Amherst, MA Protest - 11 Nov

Sunday November 11th.

There is a 5 College Protest (Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith, UMass and Hampshire) in Amherst Center, Amherst, MA from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Protest - London Doctors, UK - Nov 11

Dear all AOA!

Please note, this protest is now colocated with

Protest - London Professionals, UK - Nov 11

We are holding a peaceful demonstration in front of Pakistan High Commission in London ''For Restoration of True Democracy and Judiciary ''.We also want to show solidarity with the Judiciary of Pakistan.We will greatly appreciate if you come and stand with us for this protest(You don't have to be a Pakistani to come and show solidarity with people of Pakistan and to stabilise Pakistan in order to control terrorism in a positive and more effective way)

Date :11th November,2007 Tuesday (we know it is a week day but you must have taken leave for other purposes and spent money on holidays, this is the time to do it for some thing good/our beloved country, this is the least we can do for Pakistan)

Time : 2 pm
Place: Pakistan High Commission ,London.
Arranged by : UK Doctors forum for Restoration of Democracy & Judiciary. (permission granted and facilitated by London Metropolitan Police)

Important note : We do not have a political background, this demonstration is to show concerns of the "civil society".


Aysha and Humayun

Protest - London Professionals, UK - Nov 11

Please join to register condemnation on unconstitutional steps in Pakistan

Protest demonstration by Pakistani doctors, professionals & intelligentsia

On Sunday 11th November 2007
In front of Pakistani High Commission
35-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN
At 12.00 Noon to 3.00 PM

Darkest day in Pakistan’s history – 3rd Nov 2007

Pakistani police officers hit lawyers with batons during a rally to protest the sacking of the country's top judge. Constitution once again mutilated. Top judges of Judiciary detained, held incommunicado. Lawyers & civil society incarcerated, tortured & protests brutally suppressed, brutal smothering of media & freedom of expression. Plea to all Pakistani professionals to respond to their conscience & raise their voice

Please bring your placards, banners & Pakistani Flags (identifying yourself as British Pakistani Doctors)

For further details, contact:

Dr Safiullah Afghan, Email:, Mob: 07855451935
Dr. Sohail Qureshi, Email :, Mob: 07904588134

Washington, D.C Protest - Nov 11

Sunday, November 11, 2007
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Pakistani Embassy at 3517 International Court N.W.
Washington, DC

On November 3, Gen. Musharraf suspended the constitution of Pakistan, illegally deposed the
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, clamped down on the judiciary, used excessively violent
measures to supress dissident lawyers and human rights activists and blocked the nongovernment
media. These acts, potrayed as necessary against the War on Terror, have been
used almost singularly to attack the civil society.
These are not mundane political acts, but gross violations of civil liberty: we are not political
activists, we are protesting to protect institutions that protect our rights.

Location: Pakistani Embassy: 3517 International Court N.W. Washington D.C. 20008

Protest - Boston, MA - Nov 10

Saturday, November 10, 2007
10:00am - 1:00pm
Boston Commons
Boston, MA






On November 3, Gen. Musharraf suspended the constitution of Pakistan, illegally deposed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, clamped down on the judiciary, used excessively violent measures to supress dissident lawyers and human rights activists and blocked all non-government media. These acts potrayed as necessary against War on Terror, have been used almost singularly to attack the civil society of Pakistan and prolong Musharrafs rule in Pakistan.

These are not mundane political acts, but gross violations of civil liberty. We are protesting to protect institutions that protect our rights.

(A group of Harvard students will leave from the Harvard T Station
for the Commons at 10:45 if people would like to go together.)

Downing Street London Protest - Sat, 10th Nov 2p.m.

Dear All,

Most of you already know that the Campaign Against Martial Law has organised a mass protest demonstration outside 10 Downing Street this Saturday, 10th November at 2p.m. You are all invited to join us there to express your solidarity with the thousands of lawyers and rights activists illegally detained in Pakistan over the past 5 days. Please spread the word around. This is time for collective action - we have to show our strength.

Please come with banners and posters with slogans. Be as creative as possible. All protestors are encouraged to tie a simple black band around their arms or neck or forehead as a visible symbol.

Some of us will be raising Pakistani flags on the occasion to visibly reclaim the legitimacy of who can speak on behalf of Pakistan: each one of us has equal right to determine the future of our country. Musharraf cannot decide Pakistan's fate!

Please ensure that most of your banners are in English because in order to capture the British media's attention, we need to do it in a language they understand.

So see you at number 10 Downing Street on Saturday!

SAN FRANCISCO Protest on Nov 10th

Saturday, November 10, 2007
1:00pm - 4:00pm
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.
San Francisco, CA

Pakistanis from all walks of life are taking part in this protest rally in front of the City Hall building in San Francisco.

All political parties of Pakistan are taking part in this rally. Their supporters, organizers and leaders are leading this joint effort.

Please do come join us to protest against Martial Law in Pakistan

Toronto Protest, Nov 10

Saturday, November 10, 2007
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen's Park
Toronto, ON
Contact Info

Pakistan has suffered enough already and now even our basic freedoms are being taken away. Media freedoms have been taken away, Judges have been sacked and Lawyers and opposition leaders are being arrested. All this under the banner of an emergency, to ensure one man's rule over Pakistan.
We need to protest against these travesties and raise our voices to take back our freedom.
So we gather one and all at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto on Saturday Nov' 10th, 2007. We will walk from Queens Park to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Canada - from 2-4pm. People are requested to gather at 1:00pm.

Likely speakers at the event:-

Khalid Usman
Raheel Raza
Hamid Khan (SAPF)
Wajid Khan
Representatives from PPP, PML(N), PTI
Tariq Fateh
Somia Sadiq
Hassan Ahmed
Saim Sohaib Siddiqui

The event will be covered by the media and our voices will be heard.

Be there to make a difference!

Protest - Karachi, Pakistan, Nov 10

Saturday, November 10, 2007
2:00pm - 10:00pm
Not sure yet, will update asap
Karachi, Pakistan

Give us our country, constitution and judges back!!

For all those who object to the imposition of the emergency and the martial law,

For all those who object to the PCO on grounds of unconstitutionality,

For all those who decry the sacking of the Chief Justice and other judges who upheld the values of the constitution and the sanctity of the Supreme Court,

For all those who want the media channels to be restored,

For all those who want Musharraf to just bloody leave now,

Come and make yourselves heard. It's about all you can do right now.

This is short notice, so spread the word to whoever you can.

Protest - London, UK - Nov 10

Saturday, November 10, 2007
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Trafalgar Square
London, United Kingdom

It's time we took responsibility for our country. Bring as many people as you can. Wear something black and come with catchy posters

Protest in Canberra, Australia Nov 9

There will be a protest against the Emergency Rule in Pakistan outside the Pakistan High Commission, 4 Timbarra Cres, O'Malley ACT 2606 at 10am tomorrow Friday November 9. Protests are also being organised in other Australian cities - please spread the world to friends in Australia.

Protest - Manchester, UK - Nov 9

Friday, November 9, 2007
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Students Union to Consulate General of Pakistan, Pakistan House
137 Dickenson Road

The Pakistani Student Association is calling a protest on

9th November 2007 @ 2pm outside the:

Every one is asked to gather at the Union before 2:30 pm
The march will kick-off from infront of the Students Union at 2:30 and it will end at the;
Consulate General of Pakistan
Pakistan House
137 Dickenson Road, Rusholme
Manchester M14 5JB

This protest is backed by the students union, and we have recieved permission from the local government. Every one is asked to join this protest as there is a critical situation of human rights in Pakistan.

Protest - Melbourne, Australia, Nov 9

Friday, November 9, 2007
2:30pm - 3:00pm
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Emergency has been imposed in Pakistan which is extremely bad for the country. It is our duty to protest it and ensure that it is reveresed.

Glasgow, UK Protest on Nov 09

Friday, November 9, 2007
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Pakistan Consulate, Norfolk St (Habib bank building next to Bridge St underground)
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Pro-democracy, against Musharraf's crackdown
Come and show your solidarity with the protestors in Pakistan

Houston Protest on November the 9

There is a Protest Scheduled in Houston on November the 9 at the Royal Center for More information CONTACT: (281) 236-9492

Come and be Counted!

LSE, UK, Panel Discussion, Nov 9

State of Emergency in Pakistan: Panel Discussion with Aamir Ghauri, Hina Jilani and Ziauddin Sardar

Date: 9 November 2007
Day: Friday
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: U8, Tower 1
London School of Economics

On the 3rd of November the President of Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharraf acting as army chief declared a state of emergency in Pakistan, suspended the constitution, replaced the chief judge of the Supreme Court and blacked out independent TV outlets.

In his proclamation of emergency, the general blamed growing violence by militants and a judiciary which he said was working at “cross purposes” with his government and the legislature for his most drastic action since he seized power in an October 12, 1999 coup. Police has so far arrested a number of political activists and lawyers across Pakistan. Among those detained are Aitzaz Ahsan, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, and Asma Jehangir, chairman of the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Dr Margot E Salomon
Dr. Margot Saloman is a Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Department of Law. She serves as Legal Advisor to the United Nations High-Level Task Force on the Right to Development and has recently been appointed to the Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the International Law Association. Prior to joining the LSE in 2004 she represented the NGO Minority Rights Group International to the UN and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Aamir Ghauri
Aamir Ghauri is the Head of News & Current Affairs of GEO Television for UK & Europe. Aamir has also worked for PTV-Prime, BBC Asian Network, ARY Digital and The News International. His areas of interests are history and international politics of modern South Asia and Near & Middle East.

Hina Jilani
Hina Jilani is a well-known lawyer and human rights activist in Pakistan. She is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders. Recently, she was also appointed to the UN International Fact- Finding Commission on Darfur. She is also one of the founders of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Ziauddin Sardar
Ziauddin Sardar, writer, broadcaster and cultural critic, is a visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies, Department of Arts Policy and Management at City University, London. He often writes for the The Observer and New Statesman. Mr. Sardar has also published over 40 books , including the international bestseller Why Do People Hate America? (2002).

Please note that event is free and open to general public and entry is on a first come first basis.

Protest - High Commision, London Nov 5

he Pakistan Lawyers Movement (UK) and National Union
of Pakistan Students and Alumni (UK) will be holding a
protest in front of the Pakistani High Commission in

The imposition of this emergency is aimed against
democratic rights, the rule of law, and civil
liberties in Pakistan. Since the last year it is clear
that the lawyers movement, together with the media, is
the main force that is playing the role of a
democratic opposition to military rule.

The arrest of the Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and
Supreme Court Bar Council President Aitizaz Ahsen, the
black out of media coverage inside Pakistan, the
storming of the Supreme Court, the abrogation of the
1973 constitution and all related measures demonstrate
without a shadow of a doubt that this state of
emergency is aimed against this democratic opposition.

We hail the Supreme Court for denouncing the
imposition of this state of emergency as legally null
as a great act in defense of the civil liberties of
all Pakistani citizens. We call on all democratic
forces to organize boldly against this state of

We hope that you will come and join us.

Date: Monday 5th November
Time: 2 pm sharp
Venue: Pakistan High Commission 35-36 Lowndes Sq,
London, SW1X 9JN

Protest - Pakistani Embassy, New York, Nov 5

Dear all,

The situation in Pakistan is really bad, The hrcp building has been surrounded by police and peaceful protesters including some of our faculty members are about to be arrested. In islamabad and elsewhere the top judiciary of the country remains under house arrest and similar arrests are being made. The press has been completely muffled.

We are trying to organize a protest outside the embassy of Pakistan in New York City to express our strong disapproval of the situation in Pakistan around 2pm.

Please spread the word around to as any people and organizations as you can. Also we want to get as much press coverage as possible, so if anyone knows of anyone who can help us in in matter please contact at 917-476-6267.

Time and Place
Monday, November 5, 2007
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pakistani embassy, New York
12 East, 65th Street New York NY- 10021
New York, NY

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

e-Protest - Sign the Petition- 1,000,000 Target

While the media is banned and public gatherings are not allowed in Pakistan, we are planning a massive global "e-Protest" to raise our voice.

The petition will be sent to Embassies, United Nations, Human Rights Organizations, Politicians, Governments, Press and Media.

Sign this petition and send this link to every Pakistani you know through Facebook, Emails, Orkut, Friendster, Bebo and every social networking platform available. Our voice will be heard globally.

TO GET SIGNATURE LIST PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO: and we will send you list of signatures sorted by date, name or country in a word document with petition text that you can send to different authorities.