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Friday, November 16, 2007

Students of eight varsities to protest against emergency

ISLAMABAD: The students from eight universities of the Potohar region on Wednesday announced a nationwide protest against the emergency rule imposed by the president. Zubair Abbas, the JSM chief coordinator, told newsmen at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) that the students would hold peaceful demonstrations on the premises of their universities for 10 days and announce their future line of action thereafter. He said the universities in which students would protest the emergency rule included IIUI, Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), National University of Modern Languages (NUML), FAST, Rifha University, University of Engineering, Taxila, University of Arid Agriculture and Federal Urdu University. Abbas said the students' demands included lifting emergency, restoration of Constitution, reinstation of the deposed judges who refused to take oath under the PCO, end to the army's role in politics, halt to ongoing military operations in the country's various parts, restoration of student unions and removal of the ban imposed on media. Staff report

-- Daily Times

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