PPP stages rally against arrests, torture of party activists


JACOBABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Youth Wing activists took a rally here on Wednesday against the police torture on PPP workers and their arrest in Rawalpindi.

The protesters, carrying placards and banners, marched through roads of the city and staged a sit-in outside the local press club. They also chanted slogans against the federal government and Islamabad police.

Speaking on the occasion, PPP Youth Wing District Jacobabad leaders Jehangir Khoso, Sajjad Ahmed and Bahadur Mugheri said that Islamabad police had baton-charged PPP workers and arrested some of them in Rawalpindi in a bid to please their lords.

They said that action against PPP workers was a condemnable act on the occasion of the appearance of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

They said that the days of Imran government were numbered. They said that PPP leaders were honest and were not afraid of political victimization by the PTI regime.

The PPP chairman and co-chairman appeared before the accountability court in Rawalpindi in connection with the inquiries pertaining to fake bank accounts and money laundering case.

Police stopped party workers trying to cross the barriers in Rawalpindi, who were led by the party’s senior leader Farhat Ullah Babar. Subsequently, the police baton charged and arrested some PPP workers.