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Pakistan lawyers continue strike action to protest emergency

[JURIST] Lawyers across Pakistan's populous Sindh province went on strike Friday to protest President Pervez Musharraf's emergency rule. Lawyers observed a strike call from the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) [official website] at the Sindh High Court [official website] in Karachi, causing cases to be rescheduled. Sindh lawyers had previously engaged in a token one-hour boycott of lower courts. Pakistan's News daily has more. Dawn has additional coverage.

The protest came despite the widely-publicized release of thousands of lawyers and activists [JURIST report] taken into custody earlier this month for protesting the suspension of Pakistan's constitution and Musharraf's effective dismissal of the country's Supreme Court justices.

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