KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) and a NGO Sindh Writers and Thinkers Forum (SWTF) protested at Karachi Press Club on Tuesday against the murder of 13 political workers in Khairpur during local bodies elections.
Dozens of protesters reached the KPC they were displayed placards and chanted slogans against Sindh government. They also chanted slogans of “Go Zardari, Go”.
Mahtab Akbar Rashdi, Nusrat Seher Abbasi, Nand Kumar and Dr. Rafiq Bhambhan, members of Sindh assembly belonging to PMLF led the demo.
Protestors wanted a judicial commission to probe the Khairpur incident. They alleged the Sindh government was behind these killings. Protesters chanted slogans against Asif Zardari.
Talking to media the protest leaders said that Sindh government was behind the killing of political workers in Khairpur. They said we reject the inquiry committee formed by the Sindh government. We want a judicial commission and free and fare investigation into this incident. They also alleged that RO’s, DRO’s and police had joined hands for rigging. They appealed to the ECP to take notice of this incident.
Nusrat Abbasi rejected the claim of minister Nisar Khuhro that the victims were PPPP workers. She said Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah should feel his responsibility as the incident took place in his district but he even failed to meet with the bereaved families.
She said they don’t trust on Sindh government. She demanded army and ranger’s presence inside and outside the polling stations in the coming phase of local bodies’ election.
Mahtab Akbar warned if army and rangers are not deployed in the second phase of LG elections, then it would result in bloodshed.