LAHORE: In another bid to malign the image of the Pakistan Army, activist of a banned religious outfit staged a poster against Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani in Gulberg on Friday night, accusing him being a traitor.
Huge posters measuring around 2.5×2 metre in size were pasted by four members of Hizbut Tahrir in the Firdaus Market area outside a boys hostel. The content of the posters included a picture of the army chief and Hizbut Tahrir spokesman Naveed Butt.
The posters were pasted apparently in reaction to the missing of Naveed Butt since May 11. The posters were also inscribed with a question: “Who deserves to rule Pakistan? A traitor like Kayani or a sincere politician like Naveed But?”
The content also accused secret agencies of kidnapping Naveed Butt.
Around four activists of Hizbut Tahrir were seen pasting the posters at around 11pm outside the largest boys hostel of the area. It is note worthy that a large number of students from other cities reside in this area because of the affordable hostels situated there.
There were reports of pasting of such posters in some other parts of the city as well, including the Township area.
When contacted the officials at a police checkpost in Firdaus Market, its in-charge, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Altaf, said that they had no information about the pasting of any such posters.
He also immediately sent a police party check if the posters were still there, and if any activists were still indulged in the activity.
Keeping in view the gravity and sensitive nature of the situation, he said, “I will consult my seniors about taking action in this regard.”