Khuhro urges masses to take part in their protests

LARKANA: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh President, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, has urged growers, retrenched employees, farmers, students, jobless persons, civil society, and social welfare organizations to participate in the protests to be staged from 5th September (today) across Sindh against acute water shortage in the province, injustices in census with Sindh, sacking of Sindh’s 16,000 employees from federal institutions, price hike, non-receipt of proper NFC share and dacoity on Sindh’s rights.

In a statement issued here on Saturday Khuhro said that federal government is committing economic murder of people of Sindh by denying them their rights which the PPP will not allow and such dictatorial decisions will be exposed everywhere for which people should help them. He said MQM and GDA are not prepared to talk about the rights of Sindh hence he appealed to them and nationalists to cooperate with PPP in the struggle.

Khuhro said that PDM Chief Maulana Fazalur Rahman has alleged that PPP has stabbed PDM in the back but he should not forget that PDM came into being with the efforts of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. He said Maulana is talking about launching a struggle against the federal government on the one hand and on the other JUI-F is a partner of GDA in Sindh. He said if PDM is serious then it should bring a no-confidence motion in the first phase against Chief Minister Punjab and send them home and in the second phase federal government can be sent packing.

Khuhro said the Public Service Commission is functioning in Punjab and KPK but it has been suspended in Sindh. He said the Tabdeeli (change) government has become Tabahi (destruction) government adding during their tenure unprecedented joblessness, massive price hike and poverty has been recorded.

Khuhro said the Election Commission of Pakistan should be made an independent institution adding we have serious reservations on electronic voting machines because in the 2018 elections a new RTS system was introduced in which the present selected government came to power through massive rigging because results were declared very late. He said a caretaker government should be brought with the consent of all parliamentary parties after sending present rulers home as they have lost the confidence of the people and then free, fair and transparent elections be held and whoever gets more seats should be allowed to form the government.

Meanwhile, schedule of PPP protests and sit-ins was also announced by his spokesperson Shakeel Memon. According to which, protests will start from Kandhkot-Kashmore which will be held on 5th September (today), 7th in Jacobabad, 9th in Kambar-Shahdadkot, 10th in Shikarpur, 26th in Larkana and the last protest will be staged in Karachi on 2nd October.