By: Khalid Hasnain
LAHORE, Sept 7: The Awami Tehrik’s Islamabad-bound ‘Muhabbat-i-Sindh train march’ reached Lahore on Friday in a bid to mobilise people against reintroduction of the Local Government System, proposed plan for establishing Zulfikarabad and alleged corruption by the PPP and the MQM in Sindh.
“These poor people have not come here for recreation but have left their homes just to save Sindh through Muhabbat-i-Sindh rally from the corrupt PPP-led coalition,” AT chief Ayaz Latif Palijo told a big gathering at the Lahore railway station. This is the first extensive public mobilisation campaign against the coalition government by any left-wing political party.
The train march was warmly greeted at all major railway stations in Punjab, including Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Sahiwal and Okara.
At Lahore, scores of Labour Party Pakistan (LPP) workers led by Farooq Tariq and trade unionists and activists received the participants by hoisting their party flags. The AT workers responded to the gesture with joyous dancing to national and Sindhi songs played through an electronic music system installed by the march managers in train.
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Palejo announces strike against PPP
Rawalpindi: Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Ayaz Latif Palejo has announced to lodge a province-wide strike in Sindh on 13th September against the proposed division of Sindh by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government.
Ayaz Palejo is heading the Sindh Mohabbat Train rally.
Rejecting the Sindh Local Government Ordinance 2012 and plan of Zulfiqarabad, Palejo said that Pakistan People’s Party has handed over the province to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
He also announced to lodge a protest tomorrow in Islamabad from Press Club to D-Chowk.
Palejo also announced to block the entry of PPP leaders in Sindh and vowed to block the main roads of Sindh from 21 to 24 September.
Continue reading Ayaz Latif Palejo Chairman of Awami Tehreek announces strike on 13th September 2012 against draconian ordinance that proposes division of Sindh
It is being reported that the US has declared the Haqqani network as a terrorist group.
The Jihadi-Paknationalist faction of the Pakistani state has put out that it is unhappy with this development http://tribune.com.pk/story/433029/blacklisting-haqqanis-not-good-pakistani-official/
The pragmatic faction has indicated its OK.
The One Hundred Onions, One Hundred Slaps strategy continues to operate. No end in sight. http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2011/06/pakistan-end-of-the-affair-by-omar-ali.html
Meanwhile, today is the anniversary of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s shameful orchestration of a National Assembly resolution that declared Qadiyanis as non-Muslims. To celebrate this occasion, the newspaper “The News” (part of the Jang group, Pakistan’s largest media group) has published a piece of anti-Qadiyani propaganda.
Excerpt: “September 7, 1974, is a memorable and historic day for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as, on this day, the National Assembly, through a constitutional amendment, unanimously declared all the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani as non-Muslim minority. Later in 1984, through an ordinance Qadianis were prohibited from using Islamic terms, and a ban was imposed on all their un-Islamic activities…”
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