MARDAN – Hundreds of activists of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, district chapter, staged a protest rally outside Mardan Press Club on Monday in favour of Supreme Court decision and against the Prime Minister.
The rally was led by central and provincial general secretaries Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Rahmat Salam Khattak, district president Inayat Shah Bacha advocate, Shahad Ali Khan chairman coordination committee and others office-bearers. The protesters were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the prime minister and in favour of chief justice.
Addressing the rally, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said that Supreme Court declared prime minister an offender. He said Gilani was constitutionally and legally not eligible for premiership. “Gilani should immediately resign from his post, otherwise he would face the protest movement of PML-N,” he added. He further said that Yousuf Raza Gilani should stop the tour of foreign countries, especially Britain, and should not make agreements with them.
“We also asked the Britain government that they shouldn’t make any agreement with Yousuf Raza Gilani because we cannot accept him as prime minister. We will finish that agreements when we will come into power.” He stated that Pakistan
People’s Party (PPP) in 1971 started war against Bangladeshi people with the support of a dictator and divided the country, adding that now they started a war with the Supreme Court and wanted to again divide the country. “Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the first civil dictator of the country,” he added. He said they gave sacrifices for the independence of judiciary. He said their party’s 13 ministers resigned for the independence of judiciary.
He said that PML-N started protests all over the country on a one-point agenda to save judiciary and country on the call of Mian Nawaz Sharif. Rahmat Salam Khattak and others also addressed the rally. Later, the protesters dispersed peacefully.