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In pictures: Pakistan clampdown

Pakistani police stand in front of a car that was set alight in protest by supporters of Ms Bhutto

The authorities in Pakistan have mounted a big security operation to prevent a mass protest against emergency rule planned by the detained opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto.

Police block a main roads near Benazir Bhutto's house in Lahore

Police blocked all roads to Ms Bhutto's house in Lahore, where she is under a seven-day detention order, and surrounded it with a cordon of vehicles, barbed wire and metal barriers.

Supporters of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto try to remove barbed wire near the Bhutto residence in Lahore

Ms Bhutto had been hoping to lead a 270km (170-mile) march from Lahore to the capital, Islamabad, to protest against the state of emergency declared by President Pervez Musharraf.

Police arrest supporters of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto outside her residence in Lahore, Pakistan

Speaking on the telephone from her house, Ms Bhutto ruled out serving under General Musharraf in any future government and called on him to step down.

Police arrest a supporter of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto outside Ms Bhutto's residence in Lahore, Pakistan

Dozens of the former prime minister's supporters, arriving to protest against her detention, were bundled into police vans and taken away.

Arrested PPP supporters in a police van near Benazir Bhutto's house

The Pakistani government says the planned march defies emergency laws and that they have placed the Pakistan People's Party leader under house arrest for her own safety.

A Pakistani policeman walks past the burnt wreckage of car that was set alight in protest by supporters of Ms Bhutto

Gen Musharraf is under growing pressure from Western allies to put Pakistan back on the road to democracy. The country is facing possible suspension from the Commonwealth.





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