Anti-PPP alliance protests against killing of workers in Khairpur


The multiple party alliance opposing Pakistan People’s party, led by the disgruntled PPP leader Dr Zulfikar Mirza, staged a sit-in in Badin to protest against killing of political workers in Khairpur and the alleged rigging in the recently held local bodies elections.

The workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Sindh United Party and other anti-PPP political forces protested on Thursday against the killing of alleged PML-F workers in Daraza Sharif.

The protesters staged a sit-in on Badin–Karachi Road at DC Chowk and blocked the road for seven hours.

Dr Mirza led the charged activists, who we carrying the flags and wearing black armed bands. In his address, Mirza warned that there will be bloodshed if elections are rigged in Badin and other districts of Sindh.

He accused Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari of killing the innocent people in Khairpur on the election day.

Mirza warned to avenge the carnage if “justice is not served to the families of the victims”.

“The traces of evidence related to the killers of Benazir Bhutto directly point towards Asif Ali Zardari,” alleged Mirza, adding: “Like Altaf Hussain, Zardari is also an Indian agent and I will prove this very soon”.

He claimed: “Zardari after looting Sindh is now living in Dubai to avoid the wrath of the people”.

He demanded the federal government to urge UAE government to extradite Zardari, so that the PPP co-chairperson is tried in a court of law.

Mirza further warned of dire consequences if the army and Rangers personnel are not deployed to supervise the elections process.

The former Sindh home minister lashed out at provincial inspector-general of police for posting the personnel of special police force in Badin to rig the elections.

On the occasion, Dr Dodo Mehri of Sindh United Party, Mohammad Aslam Rahu of PML- N, Maulana Abdul Wahid Farooqui of JUI-F, Pir Hamid Ali Shah Rashidi of PML-F, Aziz Ullah Dero of Arbab Group and others spoke and assured Dr Mirza of their full support.