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Jemima starts ‘Free Pakistan Movement’

November 16, 2007


LONDON, Nov 15: Jemima Khan, former wife of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan, on Thursday launched what is styled as ‘Free Pakistan Movement’ (FPM) with the active support of journalists, students, lawyers, doctors, other professionals, civil society workers, businesspersons and prominent political persons of Pakistani origin living in the UK.

The FPM has chalked out an elaborate programme of daily events in London as well as in other parts of the UK to mobilise public opinion in Britain in general and among 100,000 or so people of Pakistani origin living here in particular against what the FPM termed as Gen Pervez Musharraf’s second martial law.

The FPM has finalised plans to hold a big protest rally in front of the Pakistan High Commission.

A group of students, lawyers and journalists which was working under the name of Campaign against Martial Law in Pakistan (CAMLP) has joined the FPM.

The UK branch of Therik-i-Insaaf will be a component of the FPM.

Meanwhile, a report in the Independent on Thursday said that Imran Khan was arrested on Wednesday, less than 48 hours after sending a desperate text message to his solicitor in London saying that he feared for his life.

The report said Imran was charged under Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act, which includes penalties that can carry the death sentence or life imprisonment.