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Vigil held to wish recovery and good health for Muneer Malik

mm-vigil-dec-7-2.jpgSeveral citizens responded to a call made by People’s Resistance to hold a “get well soon” vigil in front of SIUT where Mr. Muneer Malik, former President Supreme Court Bar Association, is under treatment.

Numbers started picking up quickly from a handful to about 25 people holding the vigil at any one time. One of the participants had his own brother admitted in the hospital and said that he wanted to join as “Mr. Muneer Malik was a brother to the entire nation” and he wanted to pray for his health along with the group standing there. Another lady, when asked why she was there replied that Quaid e Azam and his team created Pakistan and Mr. Muneer Malik and his friends were giving sacrifices to save it today. She said that holding this vigil was the least that she could do for today’s heroes.

mm-vigil-dec-7.jpgCandles were lit and the group stood silently with Mr. Muneer Malik’s pictures for over 3 hours. The vigil was held by a diverse group of people who came specially for this occasion. These included doctors, a professor, shopkeepers, IT professionals, a bus driver from interior Sindh and several unknown participants.

The family of Mr. Muneer Malik came down to see the vigil from a distance and were concerned that the group may not enter the hospital to visit Mr. Muneer Malik who needs complete rest. Once they were assured the group had no intention to disturb Mr. Muneer Malik and were there only to give their “get well” wishes from a distance, the family was satisfied.

Vigil for Muneer Malik’s Recovery

Tortured & Terrorised but Not SilencedPeople’s Resistance would like to issue a call for a 6-hour vigil outside SIUT today 7th Dec for the quick recovery of Mr. Muneer Malik. Please show up in full force and share your concern for this great leader and his struggling medial condition.

Location : SIUT Karachi
Date: 7th December 2007
Time: 6 pm to 12 am midnight
Bring: Flowers, candles, posters and banners supporting Muneer Malik and his dream cause the ‘Restoration of Judiciary’

Spread the word through out Karachi via Email – SMS and Personal phone calls lets have some good spirited Karachiites show up in support of his health. Please also note that this is NOT a confrontational meet up and will remain strictly a vigil to share our concern for the quick recovery of Mr. Muneer Malik

On Behalf of the People’s Resistance

People’s Resistance issues a Protest Call for 13th Dec in Karachi

The meeting held at Karachi Press Club was a great success which was attended by quite a number of political parties, civil society groups, lawyers, laborers and student organizations. It was mutually accepted to answer to the call of People’s Resistance on the 13th of December holding a protest rally at Regal Chowk at 4:00pm and the participants would march towards the press club.

Of the political parties fully on board included PTI & PML, while PPP and ANP sat mumbling without any assertive stance on our primary issue of restoration of judiciary, a detailed report to soon follow, until then enjoy the pictures

Justice Shahid Siddiqi’s eviction orders in Lahore

The People’s Resistance network is abuzz with news that Justice Shahid Siddiqui is being evicted from his home in Lahore

Asad Jamal in Lahore messaged at about 10.30 pm that Justice Shahid Siddiqui may be evicted from his official residence now. He later sent a text message saying: “Scores of lawyers & civil society activists are gathered outside Justice Shahid Siddiqui’s official residence at Tollington Lane, in GOR Lahore to show solidarity with him.” Spoke to on the phone and could hear much comotion all around, including Asma Jahangir’s voice saying that when the police came they would have to hit her first.

While earlier a contempt of Court notice was issued by Justice Shahid Siddiqi to the Reistrar of the Lahore High Couurt

30. 11. 2007

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Youtube of the People’s Resistance run in with the Police last Sunday

If many might recall the People’s Resistance had a small run-in with the police which almost ended up in a few arrests [Update 1] [Update 2] & [Final Report with pictures], but luckily after some intense negotiations every one was let go, members of the CodePink organization had just landed in Karachi a day earlier and were there to videotape it.

Later Medea Benjamin’s also blogged it at the CodePink website which can be found here and a small interesting extract I quote below
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People’s Resistance Media Brief – 29th Nov 2007

People’s Resistance has issued a Media brief – a shortened summary for all the news and information happening in the political arena of Pakistan.

Download the PDF version of the People’s Resistance Media Brief

Muneer Malik shifted to SIUT, Karachi

Tortured & Terrorized but Not SilencedIt is being reported by a representative of HRCP in Karachi that Muneer A Malik has been shifted to SIUT in Karachi. Considering his critical condition where he had renal issues I hope the doctors can help him recover to be able to face these crooks in Pakistan.

The People’s Resistance group is coordinating an effort to deliver flowers to him in Karachi, if anyone is interested in contributing towards the effort posts a message here on the blog and I will contact you as soon as possible

Citizens delegation meets non-PCO judges of the Sindh High Court

Report prepared by People’s Resistance

Judges of Sind High Court who did not take oath under the PCO of Nov 3 were surprised when they gathered for dinner at one of their homes, where a large delegation of ordinary citizens — students, businessmen, accountants, corporate executives, journalists, and activists were waiting with flowers and cake to meet them.. This meeting was part of the campaign to let these judges know that the people of this country stand by them and are proud of their principled stand.

The citizens delegation covered the entrance of the judges residence with rose petals. As each judge entered, he was presented with a bouquet of flowers with his name on it, on behalf of the people. On learning what the bouquets were for, the flower-seller sent two bouquets with love on his own account, said one of the citizens. Members of the delegation were receiving messages from all over Karachi as well as other cities asking them to convey their heartfelt gratitude to the non-PCO judges.
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Justice (retd) Tariq Mahmood in critical condition

It has just been reported on a People’s Resistance network that another political prisoner Justice (retd) Tariq Mahmood is also in critical condition and has been shifted from the Kot Lakhpat prison to Service Hospital, more updates to follow. Source quoting this news reports that it was on Aaj.tv

Flowers for Muneer A. Malik

Concerned Citizens in Islamabad took the initiative to visit Muneer Malik while he has been admitted in a critical medical condition at PIMS Islamabad, his ailing condition was solely created by shear neglect on the part of the government of Pakistan aka Pervaiz Musharraf. These pictures were passed to us in an email to the People’s Resistance network, well done Pakistanis we must respect our hero’s who have genuinely stood up against this tyrant.

Pictures found on Funkor’s Flickr Photostream and © copyright of Fauzia Minallah


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People’s Resistance Media Brief – 25th Nov 2007

The latest edition of Peoples Resistance Media Brief – 25th Nov 2007 (PDF) is available for download

People’s Resistance faces Police Resistance

A flurry of SMS’s were posted on this blog which started of first on that I might actually be arrested by the police and my car impounded and a good 30 or so minutes later I posted that I was free to go credit to some intense on street side negotiations by the men and women of the People’s Resistance. The narration of the police arriving onto the scene is nothing glamorous quite simply we were in violation of section 144 imposed throughout the country, though the actual activists were barely 5-6 on one area the others were walking along the beach talking to people.

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Update on Muneer A. Malik’s medical condition – Not Good

Received on the People’s Resistance network

We went to see Muneer A. Malik today, I will also send the photos of the protest we organised outside PIMS. He is in a critical condition. His creatinine level is very high he has undergone a dialysis and a second one is due in about half an hour. His treatment was delayed so much that he is in a serious condition now. C.J Iftikhar Chaudhry wanted to meet him but he was not granted permission. God knows what is planned for Aitezaz Ahsan and Ahmad Ali Kurd?

Our prayers continue to be with Mr. Malik wishing him all the best and at the same time raise concern with the hope that the rest of the political prisoners are doing ok, and may Allah protect these heros of Pakistan who choose to raise their voice against the military dictator

Missing in Pakistan – Documentary

A very touching film which must be watched by all alike, it was set to be released on Nov 21st in a viewing at FAST-NU Lahore but the authorities clamped down on this and prevented the viewing. Since then it has moved on to the digital world originally uploaded at [ The Critique Aggregator ] while simultaneously uploaded on the Missing in Pakistan blog. Watch the video and spread the word, if you want to download a full screen version then download from RapidShare 103MB

Message from [ The Critique Aggregator ]
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Update @ 1430: Restrictions on SC Judges tightened

People’s Resistance Legal Team reports

After an announcement by the Ministry of Interior yesterday that there were no restrictions on judges imprisoned in their residences in Islamabad, a group of lawyers decided to meet them to test this assertion.

The lawyers who were accompanied by Justice (retired) Wajihuddin, were prevented from visiting the Judges Colony at a distance by a heavy posse of police. Justice Wajihuddin along with the group were forcibly removed from the area.

Dawn News reporting that Senior Advocate Athar Minallah has been arrested and taken to Secretariat Police Station in Islamabad.