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Clashes as Pakistan ex-PM
situation was compounded
when a man leapt from a car
and began grabbing women’s
Arrest warrant purses. – Reuters
issued for Lohan Australia nabs
LOS ANGELES: An arrest war-
asylum-seekers

Sharif defies arrest
rant has been issued against US to a revolution,” he said, vowing to
actress Lindsay Lohan for driving SYDNEY: The Australian Navy “rescue Pakistan from those who
under the influence in 2007, Bev- intercepted a boat suspected of have taken it hostage”.
erly Hills police said on Saturday, carrying 54 asylum-seekers off The authorities have sealed off
but her lawyer said the warrant the coast of the Northern Ter-
the exits from Lahore with giant
stems from a “misunderstand- ritory, officials said on Sunday.
shipping containers, which Sharif
ing.” According to officials, the The passengers and crew were
supporters were trying to remove
warrant against the 22-year-old taken to the immigration deten-
LAHORE: Pakistan’s main oppo- most popular political leader in with the help of cranes, but it was
troubled star “stems from a tion centre on Christmas Island. Supporters
sition leader Nawaz Sharif defied the country, led about 10,000 not immediately clear whether he
May 2007 arrest of Lohan for “The Australian government is of opposition
house arrest yesterday and declared supporters in a banned protest would be able to leave.
DUI (driving under the influence) committed to strong border parties shout
he was leading a mass protest on in Lahore but scrapped plans to Soldiers armed with guns have
and hit-and-run.” After a stay security arrangements and is slogans
the capital, as riot police clashed address the crowd, diverting his shut off the main entry into Is-
in rehab, she was caught two determined to deal effectively in Multan
with stone-throwing mobs. convoy towards Islamabad as lamabad from the garrison city of
months later for driving under and appropriately with people Pakistan
The former premier, now the darkness fell. Rawalpindi, an AFP correspondent
the influence and possession of smugglers,” said Home Affairs during a Sharif, locked in a said.
cocaine. – AFP Minister Bob Debus. The vessel protest standoff with President In the most violent scenes since
was intercepted off the Coburg against Asif Ali Zardari since the crisis began, riot police wear-
Six hurt in ‘Next Peninsula, northeast of Darwin, police the Supreme Court ing body armour baton-charged
on Saturday night after it entered crackdown
Top Model’ audition Australian waters. – dpa on their
on Feb 25 barred him protesters and fired tear gas. Wit-
from running for of- nesses said more than a dozen
NEW YORK: Six women re- colleagues. fice, is demanding the people were wounded.
ceived medical treatment on Five killed in Miami government reinstate “The main GPO Square looked
Saturday and three people
were arrested after what lo- murder-suicide judges deposed by ex- like a battleground. I saw at least
military ruler Pervez two ambulances ferrying casualties
cal radio described as a stam- MIAMI: A man shot and killed
Musharraf. to the hospital,” said resident Hanif
pede as thousands waited in four people before taking his
“Our destiny is Is- Goraya, as Sharif supporters brought
New York to audition for the own life early yesterday in
lamabad. We have left the city centre to a standstill.
reality show America’s Next Miami, police said. A sergeant
for Islamabad,” Sharif “Police fired scores of shells,
Top Model. A New York Police said the man, wielding a semi-
told flagship private inside and outside the Lahore
Department official said two automatic handgun, killed
television channel High Court building. A shell hit my
women and a man were ar- three females and a male
Geo in a phone inter- left thigh, I received stitches. The
rested on charges of inciting inside a house in the city’s
view, apparently from injured include lawyers, political
to riot and disorderly conduct. Little Havana district shortly
inside his bullet-proof workers and some police officials.”
WINS radio reported that after midnight. He then drove
vehicle, still crawling Nasir Zaidi, an intelligence
chaos erupted outside a mid- away and turned the gun on
through Lahore. official in Lahore, estimated
town Manhattan hotel after a himself at his home, which
“The response that around 10,000 people were
car belching smoke pulled up he had apparently set on fire,
from the people is demonstrating in the city – 3,000
near the line of women late in three miles away. “It was do-
amazing. It is a golden outside the high court and the rest
the afternoon, leading to a cry mestic-related,” the sergeant
moment in Pakistan’s thronging behind Sharif, heading
of “fire” that sparked panic. said. “The wife left him and he
history. It is a prelude towards the court. – AFP
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Witnesses told the station the tracked her down.” – Reuters