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» n500836195_426653_8989.jpgProtests are being planned – most notably in New York/Karachi/Lahore and on Nov 7th in London/Paris/Lahore/etc. Of course, it goes without saying that those walking in the streets in Lahore or Karachi will most likely risk their immediate safety and freedom. I wish I could walk with them.

2:00pm Monday, November 5, 2007
Pakistani embassy, New York
12 East, 65th Street New York NY- 10021

» And a word from Habib Jalib:

بوٹاں دي سرکار
ڈاکواں دا جے ساتھ نە ديندا پنڈ دا پهرےدار
اج پيراں زنجير نا هوندي، جيت نه ەوندي هار
پگاں اپنے گل وچ پا لو، ٹرو پيٹ دے بهر
چڑه جاے تے مشکل لهندي، بوٹاں دي سرکار

Jackbooted State

If the Watchman had not helped the Dacoit
Today our feet wouldn’t be in chains, our victory not defeat
Wrap your turbans around your neck, crawl on your bellies
Once on top, it is hard to bring down, the jackbooted state.

» The code of conduct for media has finally been issued by the General. Highlights:

The media can

(j) not broadcast video footage of suicide bombers, terrorists, bodies of victims of terrorism, statements and pronouncements of militants and extremist elements and any other act which may, in any way, promote, aid or abet terrorists activities or terrorism;

(k) ensure that no anchor person, moderator or host propagates any opinion or acts in any manner prejudicial to the ideology of Pakistan or sovereignty, integrity or security of Pakistan.

(l) not broadcast any programme inciting violence or hatred or any action prejudicial to maintenance of law and order;

(m) not broadcast anything which defames or brings into ridicule the Head of State, or members of the armed forces, or executive, legislative or judicial organs of the state;

Basically, it comes down to a don’t-mock-me law. This is probably ok, though. Most of the media is still blacked out. YouTube is also a good place to get random news feeds – such as these street interviews.

» They tried to arrest Imran Khan but he, um, escapedhere is why it was probably a good idea not to get arrested.

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