Pakistan opposition leader Nawaz Sharif under house arrest

Pakistan opposition leader Nawaz Sharif under house arrest
AFP
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First Published: Sun, Mar 15 2009. 10 02 AM IST
Updated: Sun, Mar 15 2009. 10 02 AM IST
Lahore: Pakistani police placed the country’s main opposition leader Nawaz Sharif under house arrest on Sunday to prevent him leading a protest march, a senior police official said.
“Sharif has been ordered not to leave his house in Lahore for three days,” police officer Ijaz Ahmed told AFP.
Similar restrictions have been imposed on several other opposition leaders including former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan and the main Islamist party Jamat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, he added.
Former prime minister Sharif said on Saturday that he would join a protest by lawyers pushing for the restoration of deposed judges.
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