A Win for The People

by
Abby Zimet

Opposition supporters dancing in the street in Islamabad, Pakistan

Principled protest has won a remarkable victory in Pakistan, where president Asif Ali Zardari gave in to lawyers, activist and thousands of angry citizens demanding reinstatement of a former chief justice many see as symbolizing an independent judiciary. Opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, who essentially ignored his house arrest by the government, called the victory "a prelude to a revolution." Jubilant crowds took to the streets to celebrate. Read one placard, “We fought for justice and survived.”

 

 

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