RAWALPINDI, Nov 9: As news of the Supreme Court’s detailed verdict on the Asghar Khan petition began to trickle out of media sources, a handful of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) loyalists gathered around Liaquat Bagh to express solidarity with the decision. Sweetmeats were distributed and political statements were made.
City President PPP Amir Fida Paracha along with a small number of party workers gathered in front of Liaquat Bagh and stated: “We demand all those politicians who were bribed and involved in manipulating the 1990 elections to apologise and quit politics.
They (politicians) must resign from politics on moral grounds. Today’s verdict is an extra ordinary victory for the PPP and a defeat for the opposition: PML-N.”
Mr Paracha also recommended that Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif should immediately quit politics, after the courts verdict.
PPP workers on the occasion chanted slogans against opposition parties and praised President Asif Ali Zardari for defeating anti-PPP forces and encouraging the party workers through his politics of reconciliation.
PPP members also distributed sweets among workers as a symbol of celebrating the decision that exposed the faces of corrupt politicians in the country.