Musharraf calls on lawyers to curtail anarchy

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Islamabad, Apr 10 (UNI) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today appealed to the lawyers opposing his rule to remain calm and refrain from spreading anarchy.

''There should be a civilized behaviour, law and order should be maintained and anarchy should not be spread in the country'' , the President told mediapersons before departing for a five-day visit to China.

Mr Musharraf in response to a question, strongly condemned the incident of manhandling Dr Sher Afgan Niazi in Lahore and termed ''unfortunate'' the violence in Karachi thereafter.

''Whosoever started it, I strongly condemn it, is it a way of a civilized society ? ,'' Mr Musharraf said.

Violence broke out in parts of Karachi, yesterday after anti-Musharraf lawyers clashed with his supporters in a court.

Five people were killed in shooting in the city while six charred bodies of lawyers, two of them women, were recovered from a building housing lawyers' chambers after it was set ablaze.

To a question about his visit to China, th presidentsaid the two sides will discuss every facet of broad relationship that existed between the two countries.


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