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Excessive use of force

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13.07.2018

As Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam boarded the plane to return home, hundreds of PMLN workers had been arrested in Lahore, Rawalpindi and elsewhere. Not content with having imposed Section 144 under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in the Punjab, the authorities resorted to such tactics which, simply put, are excessive. Moreover, this move ends up bolstering the PMLN narrative that provides that the latter is being targeted and outmanoeuvred in the electoral process. Sadly, those behind such moves have done away with the charade of pretending otherwise. This has prompted PMLN president Shehbaz Sharif to speak of “naked pre-poll rigging”. Similarly, his lashing out........

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