PML(N) raises 'ISI Murdabad' slogans outside Pakistan Army headquarters

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 July 2018, 06:37 PM
PML(N) raises Anti-ISI slogans outside army headquarters (Representative Image)
PML(N) raises Anti-ISI slogans outside army headquarters (Representative Image)

In an unprecedented move, scores of PML(N) supporters, Pakistan's mainstream political party on Sunday raised anti-ISI slogans outside General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

A large number of supporters from PML(N) and other political parties gathered outside the Pakistan Army headquarters and shouted slogans like "ISI Murdabad" and "Yeh jo Deshsad Gardi Hai Uske Peche Wardi Hi".

Meanwhile, a video showcasing the angry Nawaz Sharif supporters shouting outside the Army headquarters has gone viral on social networking sites.

The crowd was reportedly protesting against the Controls of Narcotics Substances (CNS) Court's verdict in Ephedrine smuggling case on July 21, wherein party's leader Hanif Abbasi was awarded life imprisonment.

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The PML(N) also alleged that Pakistan's General Elections to be held on July 25 were fixed and rigged by the country's spy agency, the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence).

Taking to Twitter, Baloch National Movement president Zaffar Baloch wrote, "Public chanting slogans death to ISI openly on the streets of Pakistan. Unprecedented outpour of frustration against Pakistan Army and its spy agency ISI in the history of this country".

Earlier on July 14, Islamabad High Court criticised the ISI for controlling the judiciary and media. Speaking at the Rawalpindi Bar Association, Justice Shaukat Siddiqui accused ISI of pressuring the Chief Justice and other judges to get favourable verdicts in different cases, including Nawaz Sharif's corruption case.

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For the uninitiated, Nawaz and his daughter Maryam Sharif are serving 10 and seven-year jail terms, respectively, in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi in connection to the Avenfield corruption case.

First Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 01:56 PM
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