By Our Correspondent
THE PML-Nawaz has decided to reorganise the party in the Punjab and hold conventions and meetings at district level. It was decided at a meeting of the provincial body of the party Thursday with its president Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa in the chair.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Khosa said that the party had decided to expedite reorganisation after it faced defections. He said that it had been decided that no lota would be allowed to rejoin the party because they caused damage to the party and the country by leaving democratic traditions for the sake of a dictator.
He dispelled the government propaganda that PML-N workers and leaders had anything to do with the violence on The Mall on February 14, adding that the rulers imprisoned them for victimisation.
He said the meeting through unanimous resolutions condemned pressure, imprisonment and revengeful actions against party leaders. They called upon the government to release all political prisoners.
The meeting condemned the political and democratic instability, failure of the foreign policy, price hike and lawlessness. It expressed sorrow and concerns over the internal and external dangers that Pakistan was facing as a result of unsuccessful running of state affairs. It demanded strengthening the democratic system, judiciary, supremacy of the Constitution and parliament, restoration of the constitution and hold fair elections after allowing unconditional return of Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto.
Rana Iqbal, Malik Riaz Hussain, Bilal Yaseen, Majeeda Wayne and Mansha Butt addressed the meeting. They also announced the schedule for district conventions; DI Khan, April 12, Muzaffargarh, April 13, Layyah, April 13, Rajanpur, April 14, Rahimyar Khan, April 14, Bahawalpur, April 15, Lodhran, April 15, Multan city, April 15, Multan district April 16, Khanewal April 16, Bahawalnagar, April 17, Pakpattan, April 17, Attock, April 22, Rawalpindi, April 22, Chakwal and Jhelum, April 23, Mandi Bahauddin and Gujrat, April 24, Narowal and Sialkot, April 25, Gujranwala and Hafizabad, April 26, Kasur and Okara, April 29, Sheikhupura and Nankana, April 30, Lahore city, May 2, Lahore district, May 3, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh May 5, Faisalabad city and district May 6, Mianwali and Bhakkar, May 7, Khushab and Sargodha, May 8.