KARACHI: A caravan of the Sindh chapter of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf will leave Karachi on Monday (tomorrow) to join the party’s long march, said senior party leader Ali Zaidi.
He told a press conference that the caravan would make stops in different cities of the province before joining the long march in Rawalpindi next week.
He said the people of Karachi and other parts of the province including women and children would join the caravan to participate in the long march.
Calling the Pakistan Peoples Party’s government in Sindh a “bandit rule”, the PTI leader said that unlike other parts of the country, the march had more significance for the people of Sindh.
Accompanied by PTI lawmakers Shahzad Qureshi, Arsalan Taj and Ghazala Saifi, Mr Zaidi said that the in first phase the caravan would make a stop in Hyderabad where a large number of people would welcome it. “The people of Hyderabad would then join the caravan, which will make its second stop at Sukkur,” he said.
“We are peaceful and believe in exercising our democratic right. We don’t believe in violence or creating law and order situation. So we expect the same from the other side,” he said, adding: “We believe in democratic and political struggle and that’s why we firmly believe that this march would lead us to real freedom.”
He accused the Sindh government of only promoting the culture of corruption, bribery and incompetence. From water supply to farmers to jobs for youngsters, he said, every segment of life in Sindh was marred by corruption.
“The people of Sindh fed up with corruption and bad governance. You would see a large number of people of Sindh would be joining the PTI march to get rid of this gang of looters. Sindh would be free from the clutches of these corrupt feudal lords,” he added.
He said that his leader Imran Khan was confident that he would succeed in ending the “bandit rule” in Sindh.
Published in Dawn, October 30th, 2022