Pakistan's legal system sputtered back to life Monday, a week after angry lawyers protesting emergency rule brought it to its knees with nationwide strikes. Enraged by President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's purging of the independent judiciary, the black-suited lawyers have become a symbol of opposition, facing baton-wielding riot police and demanding reinstatement of Supreme Court judges fired by the government. But fearing a loss of popular support, lawyers have now returned to district courts.
Pakistan's Legal System Creaks Back to Life
The Associated Press
November 13, 2007