Shahbaz Sharif condemns apprehension of PML-N workers in letter to Caretaker Punjab CM

06:57 PM | 13 Jul, 2018
Shahbaz Sharif condemns apprehension of PML-N workers in letter to Caretaker Punjab CM
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LAHORE - Former chief minister Punjab and president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, Shahbaz Sharif wrote to caretaker CM Dr. Hassan Askari on Friday protesting arrests of the party workers.

Shehbaz asserted that these actions were taken to give an advantage to a specific political party, an indirect reference to Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI).

The younger Sharif has called upon Mr. Askari for the immediate release of the detained workers.

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In his correspondence Shahbaz Sharif condemned the countrywide crackdown on party workers while accusing the caretaker set-up of targeting his party.

Terming the arrests pre-poll rigging PML-N president said apprehended workers were being shifted to Kot Lakhpat jail without judicial remand in a blatant violation of Elections code of conduct.

Copies of the letter have also been dispatched to Election Commission of Pakistan and CJP.