AT supports PPP govt despite ‘anti-Sindh policies’
THATTA, Nov 14: Leaders of the Awami Tehrik have opposed attempts to dislodge the PPP government. Speaking to participants of a long march off the National Highway, they said that although the government adopted anti-Sindh polices and failed to solve basic issues of people, the AT would not anyone to topple its government AT leader Rasool Bux Palijo, president Ayaz Latif Palijo and Sindhiani Tehrik leader Zahida Shaikh were addressing participants of the long march off the National Highway on Saturday. Hundreds of people joined them to express solidarity. Participants raised slogans and staged a sit-in. Songs were also sung in solidarity with the People’s Party.
Rassol Bux Palijo said that since the independence, leaders and bureaucrats had been protecting their vested interests. Now when Pakistan had gone bankrupt, leaders were accepting charity on specified terms laid down by the US.
He said the AT was a practical party and fought for the rights of Sindhis. The long march would ensure legitimate rights of Sindh.
Ayaz Latif Palijo said that there was no doubt that the PPP tilted towards the US, which had damaged its popularity. He said that it miserably failed to deliver and lost its image by supporting an ethnic group.
He said the PPP remained a silent spectator on the murder of Benazir Bhutto, but the AT would never allow democratic process to derail.
He said that it was always people’s struggle which solved their problems, therefore the long march would also redress injustices done with the people. Other speakers said that the proposal of Kalabagh Dam was not scrapped, but was in pipeline.
They said that after completion of Raini Canal, lower Sindh would not get even a drop of water.
Earlier, participants were accorded a warm welcome in Thatta where they reached on the 38th day of long march, which had started from Kashmore.
Courtesy: Daily dawn, Sunday, 15 Nov, 2009