September 9, 2005


Poor response to Pakistan strike (BBC, 9/09/05)

Reports from Pakistan say that a nationwide strike called by opposition parties has attracted limited support.

The strike is effective in the city of Quetta, where hardline Islamic parties who are spearheading the protest have strong support.

But in the country's other cities, life is carrying on as normal although some shops and businesses are shut.

The opposition have called the strike to press for the resignation of the country's president, Pervez Musharraf.

They say the move is a protest against local elections held last month.

They can't win at the polls.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 9, 2005 6:31 AM
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