CHARSADDA: The leaders of different political parties have demanded fresh elections, lifting of ban on student politics in educational institutions, abolishment of illegal FIRs against tenants, withdrawal of taxes on minerals and rejected the amendment to tenancy law by the government.

The demands were made during a mammoth rally in connection with golden jubilee celebration of Pakistan Mazdoor Kisan Party in Shakoor area here on Sunday.

The rally was attended by PMKP central president Afzal Shah Khamosh, QWP central chairman Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, ANP central secretary general Mian Iftikhar Hussain and leaders Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, PPP and others.

The heirs of the PMKP workers, who had sacrificed their lives for the party cause, were given awards. The rally passed different resolutions.

The participants of the rally demanded fresh elections in the country, abolishment of illegal FIIRs registered against members of PMKP.

PMKP rally rejects amendments to tenancy law

The resolutions also demanded lifting of ban on student politics and withdrawal of taxes levied on the farmers and businessmen. The rally also rejected amendments to tenancy law.

Speaking on the occasion, Afzal Khamosh paid rich tributes to the party workers, who were killed and imprisoned in the struggle for rights of farmers and tenants.

He said that the country was facing plethora of problems. He said that poor were becoming poorer and rich were becoming richer.

Addressing the rally, Aftab Sherpao said that QWP always supported the struggle of labourers and peasants. He said that his party would raise voice at all forums to defend rights of tenants. He said that nobody could evict farmers from their lands.

He said the PTI government didn’t brought change in the system in the province rather it failed miserably to solve problems of people.

He said that ‘selected’ prime minister was imposed on the nation and he pushed the country to the verge of collapse.

Mr Sherpao said that Imran Khan claimed that army was behind him.

However, Sherpao said that power of people was behind them and no power was greater than the power of people.

He said that Pakhtun nation should be given their due rights.

He said friendly relations with Afghanistan were in the interest of both the countries.

Addressing the rally, Mian Iftikhar alleged that elections had become a mockery of democracy in the country.

He alleged that establishment was imposing its own results on the nation.

“If transparent and fair elections are held, the ruling PTI would lose 600 per cent seats,” he added.

Published in Dawn, November 25th, 2019

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