Pakistan: Muslims prepare to defy ban on protests

By
February 19, 2006 04:25

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

A showdown was set Sunday as a coalition of Pakistani religious parties planned to defy a government ban and hold another rally in the capital to protest cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The government on Saturday warned radical Islamic groups against holding the rally, fearing that it would spark more violence after at least five people died in riots across the country over the past week. Pakistani intelligence officials have said militants from outlawed extremist groups have been stirring up the violence. Authorities have banned demonstrations in several cities in the country's east, where riots turned deadly last week. But one of the rally's organizers said his group would defy the order and go ahead with a protest on Sunday. "Our supporters are being arrested by police in raids at their homes, but we will hold the rally as planned," Mian Mohammad Aslam, a lawmaker with a coalition of six religious parties, said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Democratic U.S. congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib reacts after appearing after midterm elections
November 15, 2018
New House Democrats seen as lightning rods on Israel debate

By MICHAEL WILNER