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Protest Demo Against Farooq Tariq's Detention

LAHORE: Labour Party Pakistan (LPP) Tuesday ( 12 June) organised a protest demonstration against the illegal detention of LPP's General Secretary Farooq Tariq in front of Lahore Press Club. Braving a high temperature of 47 degree centigrade, over 300 protestors gathered at 4: 30 pm amidst sizzling heat in Lahore. They were raising slogans against General Pervaiz Mushrraf regime and demanding immediate release of LPP leader and all other political prisoners. They were holding posters with Farooq pictures, banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the repressive regime of General Mushrraf. The charged crowd chanted anti- Mushrraf slogans with full voice while police looked on. The red party flags were hurling all around. Among most recited slogans include "Go Mushraff go", Release Farooq Tariq, " Free Farooq Tariq and political activists", "No to dictatorship", "No role for army in politics" etc.
A large number of LPP workers, representatives of civil society organizations, trade unions and political parties participated in the protest demo. At the end of demo some activists delivered brief speeches. They vowed to continue struggle against Mushrraf regime and demanded of the government to withdraw cases and immediately release Farooq Tariq and all other political prisoners. Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion include Secretary Pakistan Social Forum Irfan Mufti, Convener Lahore High Court lawyers committee for coordination with civil society Kawar Hehmood Khatana, President All Pakistan Teachers Federation Muhammad Azam Butt, General Secretary National Workers Party, Malik Aslam, Chairperson Labour Party Pakistan, Nisar Shah, Prof. Nisar Saffadar advocate, Mahmood Butt General Secretary All Pakistan Bhatta Mazdoor Union, Azra Shad Chairperson Women Workers Help Line, Yousif Baloch and Moin Nawaz Pannu of National Trade Union Federation and Eng. Saleemulla of Jamiat Ulamia Pakistan.
The protesters peacefully dispersed after one hour demonstration.


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