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Pakistan arrests nearly 200 ahead of pro-judge rally

Pakistani police rounded up nearly 200 opposition activists and deployed thousands of security forces Friday on the eve of a rally led by the country’s suspended top judge, officials said. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, whose removal by President Pervez Musharraf on March 9 sparked nationwide protests, is set to address lawyers and opposition party supporters in the southern city of Karachi on Saturday. Tensions rose after pro-Musharraf parties said they would hold rival demonstrations at the same time in Karachi, while unidentified gunmen fired shots at the house of one of Chaudhry’s lawyers in the city on Thursday. Full Story

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