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The military government of Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq arrested 32 political leaders and activists to ensure order before the lifting of martial law, opposition leaders said. Zia's regime has said it is committed to end martial law before Jan. 1, but no specific date has been announced. Martial law has been in effect eight years. The arrests, all in Lahore, came two days before the 11-party opposition alliance known as the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy planned to hold a rally there on the birthday of the founder of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

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