General Secretary Labour Party Pakistan , comrade Farooq Tariq
was arrested from his Lahore office by a heavy contingent of Punjab
Police at 1:30 p.m on Friday. He has been taken to garhi shahu
police station, Lahore where he would be detained. It may be mentioned
that Farooq Tariq and Labour Party Pakistan has been in the forefront
in the on-going movement for restoration of chief justice of Pakistan
, Iftekhar Mohammed Chaudhry. Farooq Tariq is among the leading
activists organizing tomorrows reception in the honour of
chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad choudhry.
Farooq Tariq was a bit aware about his possible arrest as a news
item has already been published about a list of persons may be
arrested in daily jang. When he contacted the police station about
the mention of his name in list of persons who might be arrested,
the police officers denied this news item. So Farooq was relaxed
and was doing his work as usual at party office. But suddenly
a police van reached at 1.30 pm before his office and men in uniform
rushed to his office to arrest him.
Labour Party Pakistan thinks the purpose of the arrest is to stop
LPP from exercising its democratic right to protest. We condemn
his illegal arrest and demands immediate release. LPP tomorrows
scheduled reception for chief justice Pakistan will be held at
district courts according to the program.