The Labour Party Pakistan demonstrated in Lahore and Karachi on March 2 against President Bush’s visit to the country. The protests were joined by the main radical social movements, including the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Joint Action Committee for People’s Rights, Aurat (Women’s) Foudation, Justice and Peace Commission. Slogans included : Killer Bush go back, Hands off Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba and Venezuela.
The Lahore march had been banned by the police and organisers were threatened with arrest. This meant that large numbers of journalists turned up in anticipation of trouble. In the end the police did not arrest any one. These were the only protests against Bush’s visit and followed large demonstrations in Dehli, India to greet him there a few days earlier.