GARHI KHAIRO: The protest movement initiated by Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) to pressurise Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to step down from his post reached Garhi Khairo city of Sindh on Tuesday.
Addressing the rally, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif questioned what President Asif Ali Zardari had given to the people who elected him. “These are the people who voted for you in grief of BB [former prime minister Benazir Bhutto], and this is what you give them?”
Sporting a Sindhi cap, Nawaz said that he loved this Sindhi tradition where people welcome him with a cap and an Ajrak. “I’m as Sindhi as I’m a Punjabi. And, I’m as Balochi as I’m a Sindhi. And, I’m as much Pathan as well.”
The protest movement began in Taxila on Saturday where Nawaz Sharif termed it as a “war to save the Supreme Court”. The movement was launched after the Supreme Court convicted Gilani in a contempt of court case. Several parties demanded the premier to step down calling him ‘ineligible’ to hold the post.
The PML-N had also protested during National Assembly sessions and boycotted the Senate’s debate on President Zardari’s address. The party has stated that it will continue with such protests till Gilani resigns.