Preeto and Billo stand aside: Abrar raises his voice against corruption

‘Politicians should give development agenda, time frame for implementation’.


Karamat Bhatty October 28, 2011

LAHORE:


Singer and philanthropist Abrarul Haq took out a rally on Thursday in support of a war against corruption. The rally was taken out from Nasser Bagh to Data Darbar. Hundreds of cars, motor bikes, and jeeps filled with fans, waving the Pakistani flag, chanted slogans against corruption and load shedding during the rally.


Today the PML-N will be holding a rally from Nasser Bagh to Bhati Chowk and PTI, of course, has it’s rally on Sunday.

“I am not here to praise or criticise anyone. Neither do I want your vote. I am only here for the well being of the country,” said Haq.

Haq said Pakistanis are a patient people, regardless of their prolonged suffering they still welcome politicians. But, people should ask questions about poverty, lawlessness, relentless load shedding and Swiss accounts, the singer added.

Haq warned the public against voting for newbie politicians in the next election. “Ask politicians to provide you with their development agenda and a time limit to implement it. This is the only way out of our sufferings,” he said.

He said that if politicians failed to make life easier for the poor, he with the aid of the youth would organise countrywide protests.

General (retd) Masood Burki, Major (retd) Israrul Haq, Ali Asghar Khan, son of Asghar Khan, Major (retd ) Saeed and Nadeem Dogar also spoke at the rally.

When The Express Tribune asked Major (retd) Israrul Haq, the elder brother of Abrarul Haq about the timing and motivation for the rally, he said,” We have our own line of action.”

He said he had been defeated in the National Assembly seat from Narowal due to rigging in the last election and would definitely contest the next election from the same seat.

Imran Ali, one of the rally participants, said there were at least 5,000 people present. Saith Ashfaq, a PML-N worker, believed that the actual number was closer to 1,500.

A policeman on duty, however, said that only 500 people were following the singer while the others were regulars of Data Darbar.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 28th, 2011. 

COMMENTS (2)

nwaq | 10 years ago | Reply

He should join Imran Khan bcoz he is also raising his voice for just and noble cause.

Ali | 10 years ago | Reply

Imran Ali, one of the rally participants, said there were at least 5,000 people present. Saith Ashfaq, a PML-N worker, believed that the actual number was closer to 1,500. A policeman on duty, however, said that only 500 people were following the singer while the others were regulars of Data Darbar.

I can't understand why PML-N is afraid of rallies of other party in Lahore....!

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