Lo­cal bod­ies poll to ex­pose PML-N pop­u­lar­ity: Babar

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

LA­HORE: Fed­eral Law, Jus­tice and Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs Min­is­ter Dr Babar Awan has chal­lenged PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif that the Pun­jab govern­ment should hold lo­cal bod­ies elec­tions in the prov­ince to see who is re­ally pop­u­lar.

Ad­dress­ing PPP work­ers at the res­i­dence of a worker here on Sun­day, he said the pol­icy of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion was not a com­pul­sion for the Pak­istan Peo­ple's Party in the Pun­jab, adding that it was fol­low­ing the pol­icy only to strengthen democ­racy in the coun­try.

He said that an in­sult to the man­date in Pun­jab would not be tol­er­ated and anti-peo­ple poli­cies were not ac­cept­able.

He de­manded an ur­gent an­nounce­ment of elec­tions of stu­dent or­gan­i­sa­tions in col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties

He said Mian Nawaz Sharif had said that gov­er­nance was not good. "Yes, he is right. Gov­er­nance is not good in the prov­ince and he says it to his younger brother," he added.

He said loot sale was be­ing atempted on pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions af­ter pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions by oc­cu­py­ing petrol pumps in the prov­ince. He said the PPP was al­ways with labour­ers and it would never al­low any body to end em­ploy­ment of work­ers of these petrol pumps.

He called the Ashi­ana Hous­ing Project as "Af­sana Hous­ing Project" and said it was also a fake project like Sasti Roti Pro­gramme.

The min­is­ter asked why Mian Nawaz had not spo­ken for stu­dents, teach­ers and lawyers who were tor­tured in his prov­ince for protest­ing for their rights? Babar said so­cial and fi­nan­cial murder of labour­ers, work­ers and chil­dren of the de­prived class would not be al­lowed.

He said the PML-N chief coulnd not lis­ten to the com­mon peo­ple but he should lis­ten to his own vot­ers who were protest­ing against his brother on roads.

He said that main source of power was the peo­ple and ev­ery po­lit­i­cal party had to turn to the masses, adding the PPP would sac­ri­fice for democ­racy as it did in the past.

He con­grat­u­lated Pres­i­dent Asif Ali Zar­dari on sign­ing the gas pipe­line project by four coun­tries and said that it was ini­ti­ated by Mo­htarma Be­nazir Bhutto Sha­heed 14 years ago. The min­is­ter said PPP work­ers would con­tinue the mis­sion of back­ing poor peo­ple which was in­tro­duced by Sha­heed Zul­fikar Ali Bhutto and added that no one could stop them from fol­low­ing the vi­sion of their Sha­heed lead­ers. -App

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