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Prompt action would be taken for speaking against Army : Interior Minister

Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday vowed that action would be initiated within 72 hours against anyone found using derogatory language against the Pakistan Army and state institutions.

Rashid’s remarks, made while speaking to reporters in Rawalpindi, come a day after Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the opposition’s movement would no longer be directed only at the government but also against it’s “backers”.

Rehman had also stated that the alliance’s possible long march to the capital “could also be to Rawalpindi”. He had also said that the opposition will participate in the upcoming by-elections, but indicated that there had been no decision on contesting the Senate elections.

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