LAHORE: The government is adopting fascist techniques by denying the public their right to protest, said Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq. He was speaking at Mansoora Hospital while inaugurating a new gynaecology department on Friday.
He urged the judiciary to take immediate notice of the state oppression and order the release of arrested political workers.
“The rulers have reverted to the politics of 90s, pushing the country towards a civil war,” he warned.
“The arrest of political workers and torture of women is the worst form of state terrorism. The welfare and service of the public does not seem to be the government’s priority.”
Earlier at the Friday congregation at the Mansoora Mosque, Siraj said the rulers had imposed dictatorship in the name of democracy, adding they had ignored the constitution and framed the laws of their own choice.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2016.
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