- Part of the Documentation for Emergency 2007
- Event notices, etc. from various groups on the South Asian Citizens' Web:
Panel Discussions, Press Conferences, Town Hall MeetingsEdit
Doctors For Democracy and Justice Seminar:
Pakistan main Aeen and Jumhooriat ki Pamaali- Ek lamhae fikr
(Trampling of Constitution and Justice in Pakistan.)
Ziafat ( previous Bukhara Restaurant) 786 Coney Island Avenue Midwood NY 11230 Tel 718-287-7011
Sunday November 18th, 1 PM to 5 PM
Subway: Q train to Cortelyou; F to Ditmas
The rapidly worsening political and constitutional limbo in Pakistan is a great cause of concern for all the Pakistanis. Never before, Pakistan has seen such a blatant violation of its constitution and the political process.
In order to be better inform ourselves and the rest of the Pakistani American community, Doctors for Democracy, a Pakistani American Physicians group in collaboration with Coney Island Avenue Project, will hold a seminar in Little Pakistan, the Midwood section of Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn NY. Speakers, experts in their respective fields, will highlight the assault on Judiciary, journalists and the political process.
Justice (Rtd) Wajih-ud-Din Ahmed, through special telephone arrangement
Ali Ahsan Esq, Attorney at Law, Son of Atizaz Ahsan
Mazhar Abbas, Secretary-General of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists
Dr. Manzur Ejaz, Washington based renowned Journalist
Hassan Abbas, Boston based political analyst
Rana Ramzan, Pakistani American Advocates for Civil and Human Rights (PAACHR)
The program will start at 1 PM on Sunday November 18th at Ziafat ( previous Bukhara Restaurant) 786 Coney Island Avenue Midwood NY 11230. Tel 718-287-7011. It will continue till 5 PM.
Endorsement: Pakistani American Advocates for Civil and Human Rights (PAACHR), Asian-American Network against Abuse of Human Rights (ANAA), Association of Pakistani Physicians for Democracy and Justice (APPJD), Pak-American Freedom Forum.
The seminar is endorsed by representatives of the political parties: Sarwar Chaudhry (Pakistan Peoples Party) Rana Saeed (PML-N), Taj Akbar (ANP).
Doctors for Democracy calls for immediate end of the Emergency, restoration of full democracy, supremacy of law, respect for the civil and human rights and protection and upholding of the National Sovereignty from foreign and external interference in the political spectrum.
For further information, please contact Dr. Abdul Majeed (516) 655-4134) Dr. Qazi K.Haider (516) 225-7852, Dr. Faheem Butt (516) 410-1507, Dr. Nasir Gondal (917) 860-0808 and Ahsahullah Khan Bobby of Coney Island Avenue Project (917) 440-9002
New York, Asia SocietyEdit
Protests, Vigils, RalliesEdit
November 18, 2007Edit
Seattle, WA, Pakistanis in Puget Sound area to protest at Pike Place MarketEdit
November 14, 2007Edit
Washington DC, American Bar Association March to the Supreme CourtEdit
- Letter from ABA President Urging Support for Pakistani Legal Community
- More details at: http://www.abanet.org/op/marchdetails.shtml
- Vide at : http://www.abavideonews.org/ABA495/av.php
- See also Emergency 2007#Foreign
November 14, Wednesday 3 30 p.m. Aabpara Chowk, Islamabad. Protest in the form of FLOWER AND BLACK BAND SHOWMOVEMENT FOR THE INDEPENDENCE (MIND) OF JUDICIARY, MEDIA, CIVIL SOCIETY.
November 13, 2007Edit
Tuesday 13 Nov 2007
Tuesday, November 13th 1:00pm-1:30pm
In Front of The New York County Courthouse 60 Centre St. (near Foley Square) NY, NY
The New York City Bar Association, The New York State Bar Association and NY County Lawyers' Association will hold a vigil in front of the New York County Courthouse, to stand in solidarity with protesting lawyers, judges, human rights activists and journalists in Pakistan opposed to the recently enacted emergency laws by the Pakistani Government.
Co-sponsored by Amnesty International
Closest trains: J, M, Z, 1, 2, 3, A, C to Chambers 4, 5, 6, R, W to City Hall
Background Acting in his capacity as army chief of staff, General Musharraf suspended the bulk of the constitution, acquired powers to amend it without any parliamentary procedure and proclaimed a Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO). This order prohibits any court issuing an order against the President, Prime Minister or any person exercising powers under their authority. Under the order, existing members of the superior judiciary are effectively suspended until they take a new oath to uphold the PCO. Only five of 17 Supreme Court Justices have taken the oath. Many Supreme Court and Provincial High Court Justices are now effectively under house arrest. These measures came on the eve of a Supreme Court hearing to rule on petitions contesting General Musharraf's eligibility to contest presidential elections held on October 6. Lawyers who were counsels in the petitions including President of the Supreme Court bar association Aitzaz Ahsan, Ali Ahmed Kurd, Munir A. Malik and retired Justice Tariq Mahmood were immediately arrested. These lawyers had been leading a movement to uphold the independence of the judiciary since President Musharraf suspended the former Chief Justice of Pakistan on March 9. Amnesty International considers the military crackdown in Pakistan to represent a direct assault on international law and human rights standards enshrined in the country's own constitution. Amnesty International calls for the immediate return to constitutional rule and the release of many hundreds of people detained under the current measures. Bypassing the constitution's provisions in declaring a state of emergency, General Musharraf suspended the right not to be arbitrarily deprived of life, as well as key elements of the right to a fair trial. Under international law and human rights standards--enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan--these rights must be fully and unconditionally respected in all circumstances, whether or not a public emergency exists. Amnesty International fears that this assault on key institutions of accountability, combined with sweeping emergency powers, will exacerbate existing patterns of human rights abuse, including torture and other ill-treatment, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances and use of excessive force to suppress peaceful dissent.
Matthew Kennis Northeast Regional Office Amnesty International 212-633-4169
"In a democratic society, some are guilty, but indeed all are responsible."
November 11, 2007Edit
- Pakistan Embassy
- 3517 International Ct NW
- Washington, DC 20008
November 10, 2007Edit
- City Hall, Toronto
- Boston Common, Boston.
- Time: 10:00am
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Time: 12:30 - 15:00
- Location: Europa-Center, Breitscheidplatz,Berlin.
- Local Transport: U-9, U2 (Near Zoo)
- Location: Coffee Evolution
- Time: 3pm
- Meeting: Pakistan: On the Verge of Revolution?
- Contact: email@example.com or 0798 297 7374
Contacts and Details on http://pkunited.com/2007/11/04/worldwide-activities-schedule-for-november-07/#comment-395
Karachi Press ClubEdit
San Francisco Bay AreaEdit
- Location: City Hall, San Francisco
- Time: 2PM
- Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=6367527333
- contact: Moid ( firstname.lastname@example.org), Khurram ( email@example.com )
- Press Preview: Pakistan situation prompts protests, S.F. CITY HALL RALLY PLANNED FOR TODAY, L.A. Chung, Mercury News. Article Launched: 11/10/2007 01:36:11 AM PST
- YouTube Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=gdX6pST_adM
- Pictures and Video: http://picasaweb.google.com/moid.akarachi/DemoAgainstMartialLawNov10
- Blog reports (with pictures)
- Location: Parvis des Libertés et des Droits de L’Homme (aka L'Esplanade du Trocadéro)
- Time: 1PM
- Contact: Sarwan Abbasi, or Bilal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Press Preview:
i) http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/nov2007-daily/11-11-2007/euro.htm (the 8th heading from the top) ; ii) www.thejazba.com/akhbar/news.asp?n=tw83.gif
- Youtube Videos:
- Pictures and Videos:
- Video Blogs:
November 9, 2007Edit
- Pakistan Consulate, 3:30 pm:
The White HouseEdit
November 8, 2007Edit
Please come together at 7.00 pm your time on Thursday 08 November with candles to protest the situation in Pakistan. There needn't be any slogans or speeches, this is a peaceful show of solidarity and resistence. Get together with a few friends, or with a large gathering. Whatever is convenient, whatever you can do. Do it in your part of the world, in your city, in your neighbourhood, in your back yard. Take a picture of your vigil, post it on the Facebook Group 'Society for the Objection to Emergency Rule in Pakistan', along with a caption stating its location, and the number of people (approx) who attended.
London Candlelit Vigil outside Pakistan High Commission on Thursday 08 November, 7.00 pm. 34-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN
November 7, 2007Edit
Event Info Name: 7.00 Vigil for Freedom Tagline: Candelit Vigil, Thursday 7.00 pm, wherever you are, in whatever numbers. Host: Society for the Objection to Emergency Rule in Pakistan Type: Causes - Protest Time and Place Date: Thursday, November 8, 2007 Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Every city where Pakistanis are to be found. City/Town: London, United Kingdom
Students Protest for a Free Pakistan
Outside SZABIST University, F-8
Time and Place Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Event Info Name: Protest @ Lalik Host: LUMS Students Type: Causes - Protest Time and Place Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Location: Main Entrance of Academic Building City/Town: Lahore, Pakistan
November 6, 2007Edit
- Meeting of left, ngos, trade unions, hrcp and citizens at Aurat Foundation office, Bath Island at 3pm to discuss the situation and plan future.
- Meeting of young citizens against the emergency at 6:30 pm at t2f to plan future activities.
in front of Pakistani embassy in the Hague on the 6th of November followed by a small walk towards the International Court of Justice. The participants will hand over a memorandum to the ICJ. The program will start at 12:30.
Please join in to show your support for democracy, human rights and justice. Your voice is important to the people of Pakistan.
With best wishes,
Faisal Wali Contact No. 0031 633863560
- Tue 6th Nov, 16:00 at Amagertorv (Central square).
November 5, 2007Edit
COPENHAGEN (DENMARK) Edit
- Moved to November 6.
Date: Monday, November 5, 2007 Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Pakistani embassy, New York Street: 12 East, 65th Street New York NY- 10021 City/Town: New York, NY
Please spread the word around.
Thank you. Ayesha Ahsan Malik
- Karachi Press Club Protests, Nov. 5, 2007
- Photos: http://web.archive.org/web/20080113210640/http://web.mac.com/agitation/emergency_2007/Photos.html
San Francisco Bay AreaEdit
Demo in front of City Hall, San Francisco
- Pakistani Consulate in Toronto
- Pakistani Canadians protest in Toronto, Voice of Toronto