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National

September 22, 2010
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Nationalists take out rallies, stage protests in Sindh

National

September 22, 2010

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LARKANA: On the call of the Nationalist Party Alliance, protests were staged and rallies taken out in various parts of Sindh, including Larkana, demanding early settlement of flood victims in Karachi and other major cities of the province.
The alliance included the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), Sindh United Party (SUP), Awami Tehreek (AT), Sindh Tarraqi Passand Party (STP), Sindh Save Moment (SSM) and Jeay Sindh Mahaz (JSM).
A rally, led by Muzzaffar Sandano, Athar Soomro, GM Abro, Ali Sher Arijo, Shafique Arijo, Dr Aamir Mughul, Ahmed Ali Tunio, Munawar Jatoi, Katib Brohi, GM Jagirani, Aziz Bhutto and others, started from Hosho Park (Jinnah Bagh) and after marching through various parts of the city, culinated at Hosho Park, where the protesters blocked the road and chanted slogans against the Sindh government for ‘retreating from its promise of settling the flood victims in Karachi and other major cities of Sindh’.
Speaking on the occasion, representatives of the nationalist parties accused the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) of retreating from its promise of accommodating the flood victims in Karachi and other major cities of the province. They announced that they would stage joint protest demonstrations across the province on September 26 against the government.
They blamed the government for intentionally hiding the facts to cover up its failure of protecting the lives and properties of the people. Meanwhile, the nationalist parties took out a protest rally for the early settlement and provision of proper relief to the flood victims in Sukkur on Tuesday.
Addressing the rally outside the Sukkur Press Club, the nationalist leaders accused the government of collecting millions of dollars from the donor agencies while the flood victims were dying due to the shortage of food and medicines.
In Thatta, the nationalist parties staged a demonstration and held a rally to protest against the delay in rehabilitation of the flood victims.
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protesters, led by Sarwar Khushik and Ghayas Memon, marched on the National Highway and the Thatta-Ghulamullah Road before gathering in front of the NADRA office. They chanted slogans against the delay in issuance of Watan Cards to the flood victims.Later, they marched on the Thatta Press Club and staged a demonstration there.

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