Plain-clothes police officers detain a PML-N protestor outside the Punjab Assembly building in Lahore.—AP/File
Pakistani President Asif Zardari has given his orders, and compliant law enforcement officers in Pakistan are arresting rival politicians and activists. Team Zardari is taking pre-emptive measures to block Pakistan’s Lawyers Movemnt and allies from pursuing their Long March.
The March 12th Long March is a call for a restoration of an independent judicary in Pakistan — something that Zardari is opposed to. He just might get prosecuted on corruption charges if an independent supreme court is restored.