Former Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, has called for a mass uprising on friday against President Pervez Musharraf over his imposition of a state of emergency.
” I appeal to the people of Pakistan to come forward. We are under attack,” Bhutto told a news conference after holding talks with other opposition leaders in Islamabad.
” How many people can they put hehind bars? We will produce so many that they will not have enough jails,” the two-time prime minister said. ” I call on all political forces to join hands and i will be travelling to Lahore. I want them to join us and we will go for a long march on November 13 from Lahore to Islamabad.”
The police chief of the garrison city of Rawalpindi had previously told Bhutto’s party that it could not hold a planned rally because there is a ban on rallies under the state of emergency. ” If they try to flout the ban, the law would take its course,” Rawalpindi Police Chief, Saudi Aziz, told AFP.