The lawyers of Lahore Bar Association and High Court Bar Association staged a joint protest rally against the imposition of emergency and sacking of judges on Thursday. The rally started from Aiwan-i-Adal and terminated in front of the Punjab Asembly building. The protesters were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different slogans in favour of independence of judiciary and supremacy of law. They were joined by the members of the civil society at the GPO chowk where its participants staged a sit-in for half an hour. The speakers urged all the political parties to boycott the upcoming election for the sake of democracy and independence of Judiciary in the country. During the protest ttraffic remained disturbed for two hours. Some protesters also burnt the banners of the main political party which backs president Musharraf.
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