Rawalpindi: Members of one of Pakistan’s major parties, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), raised anti-ISI slogans outside the General Headquarters in the city. According to ANI report supporters of corruption convict former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gathered outside the Pakistan Army headquarters before they shouted the slogans.
Slogans like “ISI Murdabad” and “Yeh jo Deshsad Gardi Hai Uske Peche Wardi Hi” (Army is behind state terrorism) were raised by the crowd. The protestors even alleged that the upcoming July 25 elections were previously fixed and rigged by the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), a spy and intelligence agency of Pakistan.
The protestors alleged that Pakistan’s General Elections to be held on July 25 were fixed and rigged by the country’s spy agency, the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence).
This comes a day after the PML (N) staged protests against the Controls of Narcotics Substances (CNS) Court’s verdict in Ephedrine smuggling case on July 21 where a party leader Hanif Abbasi was awarded a life sentence in jail, as per ANI.
The military in Pakistan has been known for its notorious control over the law and government of the country. Recently, the military declared that as many as 3,90,000 army personnel will be deployed at various election booths to closely ‘monitor’ the process so as to ensure that polling takes place in a ‘fair’ manner.
However, the Islamabad High Court Judge Justice Shaukat Siddiqui openly bashed the ISI for directly controlling judiciary and media. Meanwhile, Pakistan Army is continuing efforts to make Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan win the upcoming 2018 elections.