The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will start its protests from today against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s refusal to step down after his conviction in a contempt case.
The PML-N Karachi president, Nehal Hashmi, said that the protest will continue till Gilani resigns from his post.
Hashmi was speaking at a press conference on Saturday which was also attended by the former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Karachi vice president, Zahid Dehlvi, who announced his membership with PML-N.
“The Lyari operation which restricted thousands of people to their homes for seven days was a farce,” said Hashmi. “The injustice and deteriorating law and order will continue till such rulers remain in power.”
Hashmi claimed that Rs1.7 billion was sanctioned for the development of Lyari but no such ‘development’ took place. “All things have been completed on paper but in reality, the public representatives and contractors divided that money amongst themselves,” he alleged. “Millions of rupees have also been spent on the recent operation in Lyari.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2012.
PTI’s general secretary for Sindh Dr Hasan Raza Memon told The Express Tribune on Sunday that they had issued a clarification to all television channels and newspapers saying that no person by the name of Zahid Dehlvi was ever in the party.
About the press conference with the PML-N, he said that they had just put someone there and claimed he was a PTI member.