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The events occurring in the ‘Land of the Pure’ never cease to amaze me.
The latest in the long list of ‘markers’ on our road to self-immolation, is now manifesting itself in the run up to the NA-120 by election.
Nothing could be more appropriate at this juncture than to take a bird’s eye view of the constituency that will, on 17 Sept 2017, become the venue of a huge political battle with far reaching consequences.

NA120, lies astride the heart of Lahore City covering Islampura, Bilal Gunj, New Anarkali, Urdu Bazar, Hall Road, Cooper Road, Mayo Hospital, Sanda, Muzang, Kareem Park, Lower Mall, Lake Road, Shahrah-i-Fatima Jinnah, Mauj Darya, Lytton Road, Chauburji, Rajgarh, Riwaz Garden, Santnagar, Ramnagar, Dave Samaj Road, Shamnagar, Sanda, Civil Secretariat, Premnagar, Bund Road, Ravi Colony, Kasur Pura, Khokhar Town and Momin Pura.
The constituency has traditionally been a Ruling Party stronghold winning successive elections.
It was in October 2002 that PML-N’s Muhammed Pervaiz Malik swept aside his opponents by obtaining 33,741 or 46.
87 percent of the........

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