Violent riots broke out in Lahore and other cities in Punjab after prolonged power outages. The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) has been criticised for instigating these riots.
The party encouraged its workers to join the protests against the outages but subsequently failed to protect public property. The Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) boosted its supplies in a bid to deflate the PML-N’s plans to capitalise on the crisis, which seemed to work.
In this ongoing game of “one up” will Pakistanis have to deal with blows every time the opposition clashes with the ruling government?
What, in your opinion, are the more intelligent ways of getting our points across, than succumbing to the ways of power politics?
Dawn.com invites its readers to give their views and suggestions.