Arresting Freedom

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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.

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