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PML N Demands Caretaker CM To Act Against Arrest of Workers

Islamabad (July 11, 2018): The PML-N on Wednesday demanded that caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Hasan Askari Rizvi take action against the arrest of over 200 party workers from Rawalpindi and the imposition of Section 144 in Lahore ahead of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s scheduled arrival in the city on Friday.

In a letter authored by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, chairman of the party’s Central Media Committee, the party complained that over 200 of its workers were arrested from Rawalpindi.Rawalpindi Police spokesperson Imran Kazmi had earlier confirmed that around 100 PML-N workers were arrested for participating in the rally which culminated in the arrest of Captain (r) Safdar, as it had blocked a road and flouted other rules in the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) Code of Conduct.

The letter authored by Senator Syed termed the imposition of Section 144 in Lahore a “draconian” measure which is “contrary to the spirit of democracy and free and fair elections”. The party sought a redressing of these measures, warning the chief minister that it would otherwise presume that the caretaker setup is complicit in pre-poll rigging.

Hanif Abbasi, also a party candidate from Rawalpindi, further complained that the administration was favouring his opponent Sheikh Rashid as he is losing on both National Assembly seats he is contesting on.

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