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First time Punjab voted against Establishment in NA-120

LAHOREFormer Supreme Court Bar Association president and Human rights activist Asma Jahangir has said that for the first time in history Punjab has voted against establishment in NA-120.

“Attempts had been made in the past to make army chiefs heroes, but no one shed a single tear when former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and COAS General (retd) Raheel Sharif were sent home,” Asma told media-persons at the Lahore High Court Bar Association on Friday, in connection with the press conference of the Inter-Services Public Relations claiming their “silence has a lot of meanings”.

The former SCBA president said, “It means that the nation does not accept such people as heroes.”

People of the constituency have decided to stand with the civil government, and not the establishment, Asma added.

She said it is the establishment that created political consciousness in the PML-N camp, adding that now every institution would have to work while remaining within its limits.

Giving a word of caution, she said politicians would have to rule with bravery if they want people’s support.