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December 13, 2011

ANP senators protest pro-army demo in Islamabad

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AFP
December 13, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday echoed with protest over the pro-military demonstration held in Islamabad which the ANP senators saw as a conspiracy against the civilian government and military.
The ANP senators questioned who the demonstrators were and who gave them permission to hold demonstrations to instigate institutions to mutiny against the democratic government.
On a point of order in the Senate on Monday, ANP Senator Haji Adeel raised the issue saying that a few people with the banner of the ‘Amn Committee of Inter-religion Harmony” were raising slogans such as “Step forward Pakistan Army, we are with you’ and “General Kayani is necessary.” Such slogans are a conspiracy not only against the armed forces but also against the civilian government, Adeel said. “Who are these people, what is their purpose and why were the CDA and Traffic Police facilitating them,” he said.
He was of the opinion that this was a conspiracy to pitch the civilian government and Pakistan armed forces against each other and hence the government should take notice of it. “The anti-democracy slogans being raised come under the purview of sedition because they intended to instigate the institutions. Articles 5 and 6 of the Constitution are very clear that whoever instigates anyone to sedition will be tried under these articles,” he added.
Adeel demanded that the NGO in question be banned and its members arrested for trial in the court of law. Replying to the point of order raised by Senator Haji Adeel, the leader of the House in the Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari said the government had taken notice and would probe the matter.

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