Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Bush plays cricket, as Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan is under arrest

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:59 PM
Original message
Bush plays cricket, as Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan is under arrest
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 03:06 PM by DeepModem Mom



AFP: Imran Khan detained amid anti-Bush protests
Sat Mar 4, 9:05 AM ET

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistani police put opposition politician and former cricket star Imran Khan under house arrest and detained dozens of people protesting against the visit of US President George W.Bush.

"I have been placed under house arrest just to appease George Bush. You would think I was Osama bin Laden the way they have treated me," Khan told AFP.

Khan said he was leaving a friend's house after supper at around 1:00 am when police served him with a detention order to stop him leading a demonstration later Saturday in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad....

***

Khan, who led Pakistan to its first and only cricket World Cup title in 1992....is his party's only member of parliament and has been unable to transform his massive popularity as the former captain of the cricket-crazy country's team into political success.

Critics say he has veered between political extremes, initially supporting Musharraf and then allying himself with the Islamic hardliners behind Friday's strike....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060304/en_afp/pakistanusp...

(NOTE: The link to this article does not seem to work here. It can be accessed at yahoo.com news, by searching for Imran Khan.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:08 PM
Response to Original message
1. Ah! with the support of federal tax dollars the dictator lives on n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bostonbabs Donating Member (465 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:37 PM
Response to Original message
2. ...my 'read"
...A national Pakistani hero is arrested because Bush is in town and BUSH "SHOWS" PAKISTAN HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED.....could the idiots have picked a worse scenario?

and calling Pakistan an Arab country...what a joke.....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Nov 24th 2014, 07:21 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC