Arrests underway at the High Court

Bolshevik reports from the front lines that the High Court has been barricaded with the lawyers inside, whosoever comes out gets immediately arrested and sent to Preedy Street Police Station. One of Bolshevik’s lawyer friend is at the moment inside and is unable to come out.

Update: In Karachi, police entered the Sindh High Court and arrested the lawyers trying to escort the judges in – including Chief Justice Sabihuddin and others. The detained lawyers have been kept in the
Artillery Maidan Thana, and police were bringing more in… Arrested lawyers include Zahid F. Ebrahim, Haider Waheed, Taha Alizai, & CJ Sabih’s son.

Currently there are 40-60 lawyers in the lockup. Police started taking away their cell phones and some managed to hand them to friends outside.

There is a protest called by members of the civil society outside the Karachi Press Club at 4:00pm today. Poster below


27 Comments so far

  1. Happy (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

    Puhlease! Pakistan is not ready for democracy. The people of Pakistan as a whole are highly stupid. I am saying this as a Pakistani myself.

    They have shown again and again that they will elect the worst of the worst in an election. If given half the chance they would elect Bin Laden as their leader.

    The only language that we understand is the language of the stick. Someone has to force ‘real education’ on these people. Not the kind they get in Madrassa where you are called a scholar if you spend years reciting Quran but cannot perform basic arithmetic functions. Forget algebra or Calculus.

    Someone needs to save us from these scholars.

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    Karachi stock exchange index nose dives.. 622+ points down..

  3. VOICE OF PAKISTAN (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

    dear authors and commentors , we should not curse Mushraf for the emergency or blocking the tv channels or restricting the freedom of press after all these principles are also being practise resularly on our very own KARACHI METRO BLOGGING from the last few weeks some people are also doing the same thing on KMB that if they dont like the comment of any one about there post or if some one disagrees with them than insted of defending there post and doing a healthy debate the author simply deletes the post , come on you KMBers hypocriates grow up , if you are doing the same thing than why curse Musharaf

  4. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

    @Doctor – we are lucky that at least the financial market is reacting normally, as in other disasters it has gone the other way – not to long ago on May 12th the markets went up …. whew at least they too are a little human and may feel the pinch quite the contrary to what Musharraf has implied that he aims to improve the economy

  5. Junaid (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:30 pm


    Watch it live on GEO TV:


  6. MB (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    “Improve the economy” ?? My foot
    That retard has filled the pockets of Generals/Sugar Mill owners (majority belonging to Chaudhries, by the report published recently)/BANKS etc.

    The inflation is ever high and people are selling their body parts to feed their children. This is what he has brought this nation to in 8 years.On international front he is fooling USA and TALIBAN by a helping both while dollars pure into GHQ, just like ZIA. ZIA had at least the guts to take one side( i.e USA and FREEDOM fighters). Its so pity that lawyers community is filling the gap left by political parties.

    Yesterday while i was checking GEO, Shahid masood said that PM and DURRANI had no answer to any of the questions put forward by journalist. To every question they would only say they dont know. He also mentioned that no minister is willing to come to TV channels and defend the gov. Such retards this tyrant has in his team.

    Lanat hai es bundey per!!!!

  7. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    tariq azeem says that mush won’t be shedding his uniform on 15th as he had earlier promised.. this is the second time power hungry dictator is breaking his promise publicly..

    kse index down 650+ points

  8. MB (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

    you must be kidding right??
    If thats true that i think he has gone off the limit and needs to be removed by hook or crook.

    I have been keep on saying that he is a lier, a drama designer, a typical ISI ass***

  9. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

    Australian PM calls mush and clearly tells him that Aussies can’t work with military govt anymore..

    pentagon cancels defense talks with pakistan

    some arab chan was earlier reporting counter coup against Mush by corp commanders.. president house just denied any such move.

  10. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

    media is still calling all sacked senior judges as justice, and Iftikhar Chaudry as CJ… its encouraging step, what good is Justice Dogar if nobody accepts him CJ and lawyers and public refuse to accept him as CJ and boycott his court…

  11. MB (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 2:01 pm
  12. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

    it is sign of a failed state where judiciary is attacked in such a shameful manner and then stubborn dictator goes on media trying to defend it

  13. IUnknown (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    well, the talks between pakistan and usa have jjust been stopped , which was going to happen on tuesday, on strategic defence

    also, we will clearly see how much taraqi we have done and how much economic boost we have got for 8 yrs.

    Whole country has been down. no industry wat so ever.

    they are earning money just by “war against terrorism” and calling it taraqi..

    time for inqilaab!!

  14. OpenYourEyes (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

    Grand Plan of Anti Pakistan Forces
    (RAW, MOSAD and USA)

    Freedom Movement of Pakistan is fighting for the cause of free and fair Pakistan ruled by real people of Pakistan, who live and die for Pakistan and in which they could enjoy justice.

    Freedom Movement of Pakistan is fighting to get rid of people sitting in current or forthcoming ruling regime standing against the Freedom Movement of Pakistan and its causes and people of Pakistan and their best interest.

    It is discovered to us that Anti Pakistan Forces have speedily concluding their grand plan started more then 20 years, which is focused to use Pakistan own Army to achieve the goals of this Grand Plan. Some plan details are given under.

    1. Injecting and protecting agents in PMA Cadets and leading them to Senior Command in Army on regular and continuous basis so that in 10 to 20 years rich supply and resources in Army is available for their use. (started in late 70s)

    2. At right time this Army Command will be utilize to use Pakistan Military/Armed Soldiers to crush Pakistani Razakars, Mujahid, Core Pakistan Defense line (Think tanks, Ulemas Intellectuals etc.) and specially Razakars of Northern Belt of Pakistan (whom Quaid-e-Azam termed as core front line defense of Pakistan)

    3. At some point NATO and India will be heading towards Pakistan and its Strategic Weapons and Army Command (their agents) order the soldiers to down their Weapons or simply being killed at their positions or deployed to some disastrous positions where they could not survived and almost Nil-Resistance will be faced inside Pakistan as planed for IRAQ.

    4. Northern Areas, NWFP, Balochistan will be merged in NATO controlled Afghanistan, Panjab, Kashmir and part of Sindh will be handed over to India, Karachi and Gawadar sea coast will be occupied tertiary of NATO Logistics in accordance of World MAP 2025.

    5. Current Army Command are their injected cadets after successful completion of Step-1 of this Grand Plan.

    6. Execution on step-2 is continued from this injected command and several resistance elements and specially those core personalities who could gather and consolidate resistive forces on their one call are being targeted and killed in this phase. The operation against Pakistan defense line in Northern Areas, Balochistan, Lal Masjid, Swat, Madarssahs, Independent Judiciary is all being under taking in very specialized and camouflaged way.

    7. Independent Judiciary and Media and their resistance power is a surprise element for this grand plan and was not covered in initially. The recent crush of judiciary and Media is on the ordered of their masters. Army Commanders (agents) acted to wipe out independent judiciary and media who can unite and consolidated the people of Pakistan in these final stages of the Grand Plan.

    The plan is perfect. Its execution is according to plan and timelines but one big thing was missing and overlooked in this plan.

    PAKISTAN not got independent by this coward Army

    Ordinary Common People fighted, struggled and killed for this independence

    The sons of those people again ready to kill and being killed for Freedom of Pakistan

    Planted Army Commanders and their Force are coward and could not fight to us. Several of them already started joining us and planning to get rid of these planted commanders

    Their masters should have to come before us to taste the death

    We love the death more then you love your lives

    The movement comprising youngs and olds of Pakistan. We will catch foreign agents soon Anywhere, Anyway, Anytime. Guaranteed. They have time to live until we reach them. Good luck.

    Freedom Movement of Pakistan

    1. Rahul Gandhi Statement: “as in 1971, we will again make Pakistan in more pieces shortly”

    2. US published World Map of 2025 in which Pakistan is nowhere on MAP

    3. Jewish Council of USA wants no government without Pervez (Pervez is the hatred name and never liked in Muslims)

    4. Several Qadiyanis are occupying President House, PM House and GHQ and took part openly in Lal Masjid Crush. Two of their Armed formations in Army Karrar & Zarar Companies involved in killings in Lal Masjid was attacked in the result killing several Qadiyanis at Tarbela Ghazi.

    5. Altaf Hussain has requested to get his and his gang services in the Grand Plan for removing resistive elements in his region. His gang assigned duty for killing of several Ulemas and Intelectuals in Karachi region which he successfully done. He was granted British nationality. On Shetaan Rushdi knight-hood showing loyality to his masters he and his gang avoided condemnation of Shetaan Rushdi. Recently Benazir also assured its services if she be posted in Pakistan in the role of Karzai (Afghanistan) and Malki (IRAQ).

  15. VOICE OF HUMANITY (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

    you totally lost lost your senses , Abdul Rasheed the mullah of Lal masjid was a Qadyani and was a toy in the hands of CIA , Rasheed Ghazi was working on the pay roll of CIA just give me the answer that why his brother Abdul Aziz tryed to run away in Burqah hahahahaha… Burqah wala molvi

  16. redsnapper (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    Go ahead….keep fighting qadiani, not qadiani….mqm/not mqm…..go ahead and keep looking for reasons to divide.

    the common man cannot eat and there is no freedom. military governments never allowed us that. talk about that.

    if the military was so sincere, they would ensure that judiciary was independent and elections were always held and were fair.

    The worst civilian rule is better than any military rule. Why ? You can choose to reject them in elections and “catch them by the throat” that way.

    People talk of immaturity of people ? They’ve never been given a fair chance. Wonder why military doesn’t let that happen. Bloody civilians ?

  17. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

    BTW the police has arrived at Jang’s printing press in Sultanabad in Karachi – is preventing the management from taking out a supplement of its Urdu evening paper, Awam – was in a meeting when this was being discussed

  18. Saad (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 12:45 am

    Comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln is what we have a dictator who overthrow an elected government, over run and commited coup against judiciary and doesn’t stop there rather is giving us lectures that we are not fit for democracy. This dictator is simply a disqualified person clinging to extra-constitutional measures to prolong his illegitimate rule.

  19. Balma (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 1:15 am

    * Abdul Rasheed the mullah of Lal masjid was a Qadyani and was a toy in the hands of CIA


    I saw Jews being blamed elsewhere on KMB. Now it is Qadianis. Good to see every thing is normal in Pakistan. Who else could be responsible, Hindus?


  20. Noman (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 4:49 am

    Instead of arresting terrorist, the primary justification for the emergency rule, Musharraf is suppressing civil society. Sooner or later, Musharraf policy will back fire.

  21. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 7:19 am

    @ Nouman
    Like JS said. “Musharaf is a soldier”. They are not afraid of fire.
    And like I said ” give em the benefit of the doubt”
    My only concern is that soldiers are not groomed to run a country

  22. libertarian (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

    can someone confirm that taha alizai is the guy from
    karachi united….hey taha if you somehow are the same guy and spared being arrested…and were protesting …you are a man of principle.. .its people like these who make me proud rather the bunch above (including happy=gay) who think they are cattle needing a danda …save the danda for yourself because I am a free man…

  23. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 7:22 pm

    @ OpenYourEyes

    Pretty wild imagination you have got. quiet youthful,

    When the shuttle disintegrated after 3 minutes of launch on January 28 1986 my mom called me in wee hours and asked ‘shuttle phat gayee tum theek ho na’ – as if i was to take Challanger to space and was onboard shuttle. (I laughed and couldn;t make it to early morning class)

    Your THESIS is more then that a funny lines for those (WE) who live in Pakistan.,

    Do u really believe that WE would let that happen as walkin’ in the park.

    donchya see whats happening in Iraq & Afghanistan..!

    Have a heart, Shaheed Mara Nahi Kartay – ! –

    The last line from national anthem is

    Sa-ya Ay Khuda-ay Zuljalal.

  24. Balma (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    OpenYourEyes is probably a Lal Masjid graduate.

    Also, Pakistan’s nikhaToo and corrupt lawyers should actually all be put in jail. This profession gets mostly rejects of the society.

  25. teymour (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 1:02 am


    what’s wrong in being a corrupt lawyer when every other profession and person in Pakistan is as corrupt?

  26. Balma (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 1:23 am

    Do you see physicians throwing rocks at police? ARe dentists making a fuss? Are math teachers (whatever number we got) blocking roads? Are engineers running around all over Islamabad? Are bankers creating the trouble? Big No.

    So, my friend, no need for these corrupt lawyers to make everyone’s life hell. The least they could do was to go back to their real day jobs.

  27. Jonah Whalebelly (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 3:10 am

    i am an american who visited karachi quite often on a maersk line cargo ship in 2005. It was my first visit to Pakistan, and i consider your city to be one of the most interesting and exciting cities i have ever been to. From the stevedores down at the docks to the people i met on the busses and down in Sadr City, i encountered nothing but friendliness, interest, and goodwill. (sure, the merchants in the markets just thought i was another rich european, and were mostly interested in my cash, but hey, thats everywhere you go.)

    I rode the bus to “New Karachi” on accident once, and two older gentleman informed me that it was not safe for a foreigner to wander around by themselves, mentioning the Daniel Pearl incident by allusion, and put me back on the bus for Sadr City.They even paid the fare and informed the driver in Urdu that i was a fool who was not to be let off the bus until it reached the city center. This experience spoke volumes to me about the character of the people of Karachi. I never had the chance to thank those two men for their concern.

    I am preparing to write an article for an american website about the current situation in Pakistan and also my time spent in Karachi. I’d like to bring a different view of Pakistan to the american public. (most of our media here shows the worst of every angle, because that is what sells over here. I’d like to show the warm and inviting side of Pakistani culture, the side that i experienced in my travels around your city.)

    if any of your readers has any viewpoint that they would like to be expressed to an american audience, i invite you to respond to this, and i will try to represent your concerns and opinions.

    Best of luck in these trying times.

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