Country needs Benazir and Karachi needs Babar: PPP
LAHORE: Leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have said the country needs Benazir Bhutto and Karachi needs Lieutenant General (r) Naseerullah Babar in the present situation.
PPP leaders Munir Ahmad Khan, Khalid Ahmad Khan Kharal and Malik Mushtaq Awan demanded that General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali resign immediately and admit their failure to control law and order.
Mr Khan told reporters on Tuesday that the government was responsible for the law and order situation of the country because it had engaged law-enforcing agencies to make the “Kings party” and was harassing opposition leaders.
He claimed murders, robberies, car snatchings, rapes and bomb blasts had increased 300-fold since Gen Musharraf came into power. The statistics spoke of the complete failure of the government, claimed the PPP leader.
He claimed that Gen Musharraf and his team kept the PPP out of power in Sindh and conspired to transfer power to the Mutthida Quami Movement (MQM), dozens of whose leaders were involved in crimes. He said that more than 13,000 cases had been registered against MQM activists during the last 12 years, including seven treason cases.
He claimed that Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad was also involved in seven cases but General Musharraf had made him governor just to block the PPP from forming the Sindh government. He claimed that the PPP had maintained complete peace when Karachi was burning in 1996.