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Jemima starts 'Free Pakistan Movement' in Britain

world Updated: Nov 16, 2007 14:35 IST

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Jemima Khan, the former wife of detained cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, has launched a "Free Pakistan Movement" to protest the imposition of emergency in the country.

Jemima, who spent 10 years in Pakistan, is being backed by Pakistani-origin journalists, students, lawyers and doctors
living in Britain.

The organisation will hold protests on a daily basis in London and other parts of UK against what she calls "General Pervez Musharraf's second martial law".

The FPM has also finalised plans to hold a protest rally in front of the Pakistan High Commission in London, the Dawn newspaper reported.

A group of students, lawyers and journalists protesting under the banner "Campaign against Martial Law in Pakistan" have also joined hands with Jemima.

Imran Khan, the chief of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was arrested on Wednesday during a student protest in Lahore, less than 48 ours after sending a desperate text message to his solicitor in London saying that he feared for his life.

Imran, who had gone into hiding soon after emergency was clamped on November 3, has been charged under Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Act, which includes penalties that can carry death sentence or life imprisonment.