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Annoyed PPP workers threaten protest


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Workers gather during the Pakistan People’s Party’s pro-local government bill rally in Hyderabad. – Photo by INP/File

PESHAWAR, Nov 1: The disgruntled workers of Pakistan People’s Party here on Thursday criticised the party leadership for its ‘failure’ to resolve their problems, saying they would launch a protest drive for acceptance of their demands.

Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club, PPP Workers Ittehad divisional chairman Shaukat Khan Mohmand said that the party leadership totally ignored diehard workers and failed to take any proactive step for resolution to their problems during the past over four years.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the inquiry conducted in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, he called for immediate arrest of the killers and exemplary punishment to them.

Mr Mohmand also demanded removal of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masood Kausar for what he called not giving attention to the problems of PPP workers.

He said that PPP was formed for welfare and betterment of workers and downtrodden. “But now the poor workers have no value in the party and only wealthy and rich people are being obliged,” he said.

Mr Mohmand alleged that some party leaders were ‘selling’ jobs and depriving the diehard party workers of their rights. He alleged that such PPP leaders were serving their personal interests.

He said that workers had rendered sacrifices for the party but they were not given attention. “The PPP Workers Ittehad will be strengthened after making consultations with all disgruntled activists in different districts,” he added.

Mr Mohmand said that workers wanted replacement of PPP Peshawar president and general secretary.

He said that party tickets should be awarded to the diehard workers, who worked for the party at difficult times, to contest the upcoming general elections. Mr Mohmand asked PPP leadership to take sincere steps for resolution of workers’ problems. About the proposed protest of the annoyed PPP workers, he said that in the first phase they would stage a protest camp at Chowk Yadgar.

The protest would be intensified if their demands were not accepted, he added. —Bureau Report

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Muzaffar Nov 02, 2012 09:19am
wow....PPP workers want 'their' problems solved. Pakistan has to be the most amazing country ever.
KhanChangezKhan Nov 03, 2012 07:22am
PPP and PML (N), PML (Q) and rest of small parties who has supported the King Parties has not right to come again in power. People of Pakistan have already tested them and well aware about their performances. These parties only worked either for their self-interests to become billionaire or for their foreign king maker friends. We should use our votes for those who never been a part of pervious governments even they are new and have no vast knowledge of running a government. We cannot expect something good by robbers who governed and presently governing our country. For GOD shake, please do not try them those who have already tested.
KHALID Butt Nov 03, 2012 05:43am
With Wattoo the chief of PPP in the Punjab and leaving the old PPP workers aside,I think it is time that PPP should change its name to Zardari party.
Rizwan Rauf Nov 02, 2012 01:04pm
I hope PPP's workers have same problem as common man is facing
Adnan Nov 03, 2012 07:45am
Yes all pakistani nation is facing same problems not only PPP workers due to corrupt leader ship. Pakistani nation always will be facing the same probelms in the future due to corrupt, looter, incapable Politicians (spec. PPP leader ship) in all political parities and stagnant & rotten system of justice. They all are menace to society.
ahmed Nov 03, 2012 06:04am
Bainazir was supposed to do something for this nation as she was very serious about the masses, but was assassinated by those who do not want good for country.
Bruce Liberacci Nov 03, 2012 10:13am
Oh come on. Learn to live with your mistakes. And I doubt that they have learnt anything from this. I'm sure they will vote for PPP again. So I think they absolutely deserve what they are going through. In fact they deserve worse than this because by voting for PPP they are 100% responsible for the mess that Pakistan is in right now.