PDM voices concern over treatment meted out to Mazari.

LAHORE -- The Pakistan Democratic Movement, the coalition ruling Islamabad, broke its silence on 'victimisation' of the former Punjab Assembly deputy speaker around 10 days after arrest of Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari by the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment.

The Pakistan People's Party, one of the constituents of the nine-member alliance, voiced its concern against the treatment being meted out to Mr Mazari as its Punjab chapter general secretary Syed Hasan Murtaza demanded here on Monday an end to what he said political victimisation of the ex-deputy speaker only because the latter had carried out Lahore High Court orders for holding elections to the office of chief minister back on April 16.

Mr Mazari had been manhandled and tortured by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf lawmakers and supporters of then speaker Parvez Elahi during the polling process compelling him to call in police for assistance in conducting the poll, which was won by Pakistan Muslim League's Hamza Shehbaz.

After the poll, Mr Mazari had told the media that Mr...

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