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Sunday, September 23, 2012
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The alliance of political, religious and nationalist parties, formed against the local government ordinance, postponed its hunger strike and demonstration against the provincial government for a second time on Saturday.


Earlier, the Sindh Bachao Committee (SBC) had decided to observe a token hunger strike and later stage a demonstration outside the Karachi Press Club on Friday. But, they had postponed their protest to Saturday in a bid to express solidarity with the religious organisations, which had accounted a protest against the recently surfaced anti-Islam film on Friday.


However, keeping in view the current situation, the SBC leadership has called off the demonstration on Saturday and said the new dates would be announced soon. “We are not stepping back from the protest against the ordinance. But, we believe this is an unsuitable time to conduct such activities,” they said.


“The SBC will observe a token hunger strike and stage a demonstration as announced earlier, but it will take some time now.”