Lawyers observe black day to mark Nov 3 emergency


Lawyers across the country on Saturday observed “black day” to condemn the imposition of emergency and promulgation of Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) on November 3, 2007 by then president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf.
Lawyers boycotted all court proceedings in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshwar, Quetta, Sukkur, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Multan, Gujranwala and several other cities.
Bar councils and associations held protest meetings while black flags were hoisted on various bar buildings.
During the period of emergency, the constitution was suspended until December 15.
Former president Musharraf was also the army chief at the time.
The chief justice of Pakistan had declared the emergency null and void through an interim verdict and directed the army not to implement any illegal order of then president.
But soon after the interim verdict, the chief justice and several other judges were suspended and kept under house arrest on Musharraf’s order.
However, after taking oath as president for a second-term, Musharraf announced to end the emergency on December 16.


  1. It is these Black Crows who are responsible for the present state Pakistan is in. These impulsive idiots removed a great leader like Pervez Musharraf, to be replaced by Morons like themselves and putting Pakistan in a downward spiral. Now they can enjoy their own democracy.

    • abdur-u r dead blind to harsh truth of corrupt big mouth dictator hitler cowad kaafir pervez musharaf now hiding in uk london -he is firangi gulam who is allegdly took $$ 5000 billions of pak moneys .. kargil was a defeat under mushmian when nawaz shARIF HAD TO GO BEGGING TO PREZ CLINTON TO GIVE PAK TROOPS SAFE PASSAGE BACK FROM INDIAN SOLDIERS –WELL KNOWN PUBLIC Fact– mush wife daughter son grandchildren all have DUAL NATIONALITIES !!! ANYWay — move on 2012 … MUSH WAS BUSH DOG !!! THATS WHY PAK IS IN SUCH MESS NOW ..

      • Your anger is clouding your judgement. Let go of your anger and think rationally. You will also come to the conclusion that the time of President Musharraf was the best Pakistan ever had.

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