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Political workers, lawyers’ arrest show govt frustration: Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal has strongly condemned the arrests of political workers, lawyers’ and imposition of section 144 in Punjab. Talking to a private TV channel here on Wednesday, he and termed it as the frustration of the government and said that his party Quaid Nawaz Sharif’s statement that Musharraf’s soul entered into President Zardari proved right as present government was following the Musharraf policies.

He said that Musharraf had arrested political workers, lawyers’ civil society members and imposed restriction on media during his rule. Ahsan Iqbal further stated that the morale of PML-N workers is high instead of arrests. He further stated that they faced arrests, torture and were thrown behind the bars but it did not weaken their stance on the judiciary and they would provide independent judiciary one day to the poor people of the country.

He said that supremacy of the constitution could be made possible only through independent judiciary adding that hundreds of thousands of people would participate in the long march and sit-in on March 16. Ahsan Iqbal said that his party would continue its protest throughout the country till 16th March and finally they would be able to achieve independent judiciary.-SANA

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