PPP slams killing of its worker for voting for Awam Dost
KARACHI: Taj Haider, information secretary of the Pakistan Peoples Party, condemned on Monday the killing of Juman Mallah, 35, an activist of the PPP, in Jhampir Union Council of Thatta district, for working and voting for the Awam Dost candidate in the UC.
He said Qasim Sammo was shot in Sakro before the local councils elections and now Mr Mallah has been killed in a most heinous manner when he was stoned to death. He alleged that the group that perpetrated this heinous crime belonged to a ruling party.
The Pakistan Muslim League has been ruling the Thatta district since the 2001 local elections.
In a statement issued here from the media cell of the Bilawal House, Mr Haider said that FIRs of the abovementioned cases had not yet been registered.
He was of the view that the state had been taken over by a criminal mafia who were using the administrative machinery and the resources of the state for crushing people. He alleged that they were appointing officials with dubious backgrounds to key positions and unleashing tyranny through such people.
The PPP information secretary criticised the reinstatement of SHO Nur Hassan Khushik, who, he said, had been under suspension for two years for gross misconduct and had been reinstated and appointed SHO.
He said that the SHO was registering shameful cases against respectable PPP office-bearers and supporters. Cases were registered against Dr Wahid Soomro, Aftab Soomro, Luqman Malik and so many other eminent people, he noted.
He demanded that the killers of Qasim Samo and Juman Mallah be apprehended without any further delay, false cases be withdrawn and the local councils elections be declared null and void in Sindh.