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Markets closure in Lahore ahead of Sharif’s arrival, disquiets Dr Yasmin

LAHORE: Complaining over misuse of authority, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid for upcoming by-polls in NA-120, said the markets around Bund Road have been shut down forcefully by authorities ahead of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s arrival in the city.

Speaking to reporters, she said that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered authorities to shut down all shops and areas in the city over the arrival of his elder brother.

Calling the provincial chief minister’s subordinates as Patwaris (land revenue officials), she said that Shehbaz has ordered the party workers to place banners and party flags across the city.

She said that her party respects the voters and upholds democratic system since every voter deserves respect. “[However], the authorities must not use state machinery in the constituency to bend the masses to their will,” she asserted.

Dr Rashid further said that the masses have resolved to stand against the Sharif monarchy and this would be proved through the upcoming by-poll results.

Challenging CM Shehbaz, she said the PTI will not allow the government to rig the election this time. “PML-N has not even nominate anyone for the polls,” she added while announcing the PTI is to begin house-to-house campaign.



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