MULTAN - A deep and mysterious silence prevailed upon PPP Multan region following Supreme Court’s verdict regarding disqualification of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani as all the leaders, who have been criticizing judiciary for its different decisions, declined to give any reaction on the decision. The PPP workers disappeared from the political scene and not even single protest demonstration was reported from any area of Multan till filing of this report.
While the PML-N and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as well as lawyers, however, burst into jubilations as the leaders and workers of both the parties rallied, distributed sweets and danced to drum beat in different parts of city after hearing the decision.
Most of the PPP leaders switched off their mobile phones and MPA Malik Aamir Dogar, general secretary PPP South Punjab, was the only available leader who picked his phone. “IN light of party’s central executive committees decision, we have accepted supreme court verdict and we are not going for demonstrations,” he said while talking to the journalists.
He added that although the PPP workers had strong reservations on the verdict, the party had decided to accept the verdict in the larger interest of the country and nation. Recalling past incidents, he said that the political opponents of PPP even attacked Supreme Court for giving unwanted decision while on the other hand PPP and its workers accepted the verdict gently.
On the other hand, the PML-N workers gathered at MDA Chowk, Kalma Chowk and Chowk Gaddafi to celebrate disqualification of Prime Minister Gilani. The district president of N League Multan Bilal Butt and general secretary Sheikh Athar Mumtaz distributed sweets to celebrate the occasion while workers danced to drum beat and raised slogans.
Similarly, the PTI workers also assembled at Chowk Kachehri, distributed sweets and danced. The black coats did not lag behind and celebrated the verdict like political workers. The members of district and high court bars gathered outside their bar hall and distributed sweets.
The security at Prime Minister House was beefed up and the number of contingents was risen immediately after the verdict.