Pakistani police have placed opposition leader and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for the second time in less than a week to stop her from leading a mass rally against emergency rule.
Authorities in the northeastern city of Lahore, where Ms. Bhutto is currently staying, issued a seven-day detention order against her late Monday.
Ms. Bhutto was due to head a Lahore-to-Islamabad motorcade protest to pressure President Pervez Musharraf to restore the constitution and resign as army chief of staff.
But Lahore police chief, Aftab Cheema said rallies and protests are banned under the state of emergency and that police received intelligence of a possible attack at the rally.
Foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Britain and its former colonies meeting in London gave Pakistan ten days until November 22nd to restore its constitution and lift the emergency rule or face suspension from the 53-member grouping.