Shahida Jabeen was arrested following a speech she gave on November 30, at a rally in Garri Shahu to mark the 34th anniversary of the founding of the Pakistan People's Party. She called for socialism and workers' democracy and strongly criticized the regime of Purvez Musharraf and American imperialism.

Shahida Jabeen was arrested following a speech she gave on November 30, at a rally in Garri Shahu to mark the 34th anniversary of the founding of the Pakistan People's Party. She called for socialism and workers' democracy and strongly criticized the regime of Purvez Musharraf and American imperialism.