Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Pakistan detaining hundreds of opposition

The Peninsula, Qatar’s English language newspaper has just published [6/7/07] a report that Pakistan has imprisoned 1200 members of the opposition. The leader of the Muslim League says that more than 550 of their party members and 675 of Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party have been imprisoned. And of course with these parties, which have substantial middle class memberships the radical Islamist parties have joined. As usual they seek legitimacy and the new crisis with Musharraf may help them to do it. The Qatar web site provides a picture of Muttahida Majlis-e Amal demonstrators.

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