Jemima Khan to lead London protest against emergency in Pakistan

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London, Nov 18 (UNI) Ex-wife of imprisoned opposition leader Imran Khan, Jemima Khan, will be leading protest against emergency rule in the south Asian nation outside the Pakistan high commission here today, The Independent reported.

Today's protest would also call for the judiciary to be restored in Pakistan, where members of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice who opposed President Pervez Musharraf have been suspended.

''Democracy is not possible while there are puppet judges in place,'' she said.

The cricket legend turned politician was arrested last week after emergency was imposed in Pakistan.

Ms Khan had received a message from Imran Khan, smuggled out of the high-security jail in Pakistan where he was being held.

Talking about Pakistan President's promise on the release of all the political prisoners in a few days, Ms Khan said, Gen Pervez Musharraf had promised to release my ex-husband and the others and hold elections, but warned that they would be arrested again if they start to agitate.

''How do you define agitation? How can you hold elections if no electioneering is allowed?'' she asked.

More than 2,000 people were expected to turn up, said Ms Khan, ''We will keep making a noise. We know people can't demonstrate in Pakistan but we can hear. We are watching what is going on and it is not acceptable,'' she said.

UNI

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