Islamabad, Mar 15: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is placed under house arrest by the Pakistani government for three days to prevent him from leading the 'Long March' by the lawyers and political activists.
The orders were issued on Sunday, Mar 15 morning. Shahbaz Sharif, the Punjab Chief Minister and Nawaz's brother who reached Rawalpindi to join the 'Long March' is also stopped at a police picket. Reports suggest that he may be detained.
Though the government of Pakistan have decided to file a review petition challenging the Supreme Court's order barring PML-N leaders Nawaz and Shabhaz Sharif from electoral politics, PML-N chief has warned his followers that he will be placed under house arrest. The 'Long March' which is to pressurise the PPP led government to restore the judges deposed by the President Pervez Musharraf during 2007 emergency will culminate with a mass sit-in outside the Parliament on Mar 16. But the government said that such protest cannot be allowed due to security reasons.
There reports of possible terror attacks to 'Long March'.
Several key PML-N leaders and Jammat-e-Islami which is also supporting the protest march is arrested.