PML-N, PMAP stage pro-democracy rallies in KarachiAugust 23, 2014
KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) on Sunday took out rallies in the city separately to express solidarity with the current democratic system and vowed to resist any undemocratic move to end democracy in the country.
The two rallies reached Karachi Press Club simultaneously, where their leaders addressed their activists and supporters. The supporters of both parties chanted slogans in favour of democracy and their party leaderships.
Addressing the PML-N rally, Sindh President Ismail Rahu said that his party would not allow a small section of society to reject a huge mandate given by people to PML-N. “Nawaz Sharif is elected after taking millions of votes and PML-N would not allow people staging sit-in in Islamabad to derail the system,” he said.
Rahu said that PML-N would resist demand seeking resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and in case of any undemocratic move to remove him, PML-N would stage provide-wide protest.
PML-N Sindh General Secretary Nehal Hashmi said that rallies being taken out by PML-N and other parties in the country in support of democracy had proved that the political parties had joined hands against any undemocratic move. “Support of democracy from different segments of society has shown a trend which indicates a positive atmosphere for prosperity of democracy in the country,” he said.
The PML-N rally was also addressed by Sindh Assembly MPAs Humayun Khan and Sorath Thebo.
Addressing the PMAP rally, Balochistan Minister for Public Health Engineering Mohammad Ayaz Khan said that the current democratic system was achieved after several sacrifices, so they would not allow protesters of Islamabad to derail it.
“We assure nation that the current elected assemblies would remain intact and complete their five year tenure,” he said adding that PMAP had given sacrifices for the current system and fought against past dictatorships.
He said that the revolution that Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri were eyeing to bring to the country was revolution of dictatorship and the forces helping them behind the curtains should know that PMAP would strongly resist any undemocratic move in the country.
PMAP leader and MNA Abdul Qahar Khan said that it was due to democratic government that Revolution March and Independence March were permitted to stage protest in Islamabad. “If there no democratic government, then Imran and Qadri would never have taken out such rallies,” he said.
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