QUETTA: Thousands of PPP activists on Monday held a rally to express solidarity with Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani condemning the announcement of Imran Khan to move Supreme Court for disqualification of the prime minister.
Leaders of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Balochistan ministers Mir Madad Ali Jatak and Jan Ali Changezi led the rally, which after marching on main thoroughfares of the provincial capital turned into a huge public gathering at Meezan Junction.
The participants, including PPP supporters, activists and leaders, were holding placards and banners inscribed with pro-democracy and pro-PM slogans.
The speakers said that the Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf and the Pakistan Muslim League-N have been hatching conspiracies against the democratic government since it came into power.
They alleged that the opposition never wanted democracy to flourish in
Pakistan and created an environment of confrontation.
They supported the ruling of National Assembly Speaker Dr Fahmida Mirza in the case of Prime Minister's disqualification, saying it was in accordance with the Constitution. "It is deplorable that Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan are misguiding the 180 million people of the country to get political mileage," they added.
"We are the ones who initiated mega projects in Balochistan, granted huge share to the province in NFC Award and introduced Aghaze Haqooqe Balochistan package to resolve the grievances of the people."
The 18th amendment was another achievement of the PPP-led coalition government, they stressed.
They noted that the PPP had struggled and sacrificed for the freedom of constitutional institutions and it would come in power in next election on the basis of relief it provided to the masses. (APP)