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PML-N facing political terrorism, says Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE: Lambasting the PTI government for “political terrorism” against the opposition, PML-N Secretary-General and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday described the speech delivered by Nawaz Sharif at the recently-held APC as a reflection of the party workers’ thinking and feelings.

Addressing a press conference, Iqbal said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was trying to arrest party president Shehbaz Sharif so that the November 15 elections for Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly could be rigged.

“Imran Ahmed Niazi won’t be allowed to repeat the 2018 playbook,” he said. “Efforts are being made, such as the planned arrest of Shehbaz in a fabricated NAB reference, to cripple the PML-N’s election campaign in Gilgit-Baltistan.”

The PTI government, he said, had also planned to rig the local government elections in Punjab.

He said the PTI won the2018 general elections by crippling the RTS system. The recent passage of different legislations by the parliament was also a product of magic, the PML-N leader remarked.

An attempt was being made to turn Pakistan into a fascist state by using NAB, he said, adding that the country has been experiencing another form of jurisprudence – NAB jurisprudence – under which every law is being defined and fitted into the anti-graft body’s narrative, Ahsan remarked.

He questioned how the PPP and the PTI returned to power in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the PML-N was defeated in Punjab when it had transformed the province during the previous tenure.

“And even after that, Usman Buzdar-led government was imposed in the province by magic when the PML-N was clearly had more members,” he recalled.