Pakistan: KARACHI, Sindh – “Helplessness and hopelessness in Sindh has reached the breaking point and there is a serious demand for change in the democratic set-up as people in the province have started thinking that under the present political dispensation they would not get their legitimate rights”, said Abdul Khalique Junejo, Chairman Jeay Sindh Mahaz, in an interview with The Nation.
He said people of Sindh had given their verdict on February 18 by voting PPP to power, which emerged as single majority party in the province. The people of Sindh had pinned great hope on PPP that it would make new policies to improve socio-economic conditions in the province. But nothing has changed for the poor, who have started feeling that the new government is nothing more than the continuation of Musharraf regime. The former ruling cliques have accommodated their relatives in jobs while the incumbent rulers too are giving preference to their own kith and kin, he alleged.
Junejo further said that for the first time in history of the country Z.A Bhutto had empowered the ordinary man on the street. The people of the province felt that Bhutto and his daughter had always worked for the welfare of masses and sacrificed their lives while fighting for the rights of common man.
When Benazir Bhutto lost her life, the people totally lost hope and started thinking to bring a change, which they felt was the only way to get their legitimate rights. The frustration among people in Sindh has reached the breaking point and they would not stop short of anything but turn their dreams into reality, Junejo said and added that despondency was engulfing the people of the province.