Lyari is strong fort of PPP, claims Asif Zardari

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KARACHI: Former president and Co-Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said that Lyari is a stronghold of the PPP, adding that those who were afraid of the late Benazir Bhutto are now targetting Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Speaking about the attack on the PPP rally in Lyari on Sunday, PPP leader Yousaf Baloch said that the protesters can never fall to the level that it did in Lyari.

“Those protesting do not belong to PPP,” he remarked, adding that protesters belonged to their political rivals, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan.

On the other hand, Chairman of Senate’s Standing Committee of Home Rehman Malik has taken notice of the hurling of stones on the motorcade of Bilawal in Lyari.

He summoned Sindh IG and secretary home and asked them to file the report of the incident soon.

Earlier on Sunday night, the residents of Bihar Colony stopped Bilawal’s rally from travelling to Lyari and chanted slogans against him.

Some disgruntled protesters also resorted to vandalism and broke the windows of a car, which was a part of the PPP chief’s caravan.

Identification of people who pelted stones at the electoral rally was confirmed through the CCTV footage on Monday after a First Information Report (FIR) was filed Sunday night against 400-450 unidentified persons, including 13 locals.

The Senior Superintendent of Police said that the protesters committed a crime, therefore, they would be arrested at any cost.

 

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