PESHAWAR - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa President Pir Sabir Shah, while announcing a schedule for holding province-wide protests rallies against the government, said on Wednesday that very first protest public meeting will be held in Swabi tomorrow.

PML-N, which is asking Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani to resign after the court judgment, has given the long march call, in case the Premier did not step down. So, acting upon the directives of PML President Nawaz Sharif, PML-N KP also unveiled its schedule for protest programme to force the PM to quit and pave the way for holding fresh elections in the country.

The KP ex-chief minister Pir Sabir Shah made the announcement after presiding over a meeting of the district presidents and general secretaries held at the party’s provincial secretariat. Prominent among them were PML (N) Central General Secretary Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Senior Vice President Amir Muqam, provincial general secretary Rahmat Salam Khattak, Farid Toofan, Arbab Akbar Hayat, Nasir Khan Mosazai and others.

He said that his party in KP would launch a series of protest meetings at district, tehsils and union council level. In this connection, the very first meeting was held at Shabqadar on Wednesday. He said they would raise voice against the sitting illegal, inefficient, corrupt and convicted rulers in the sitting government and force them to honor the verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Similarly, the second meeting would be held in Swabi on May 4 and third in Karak on May 5. Similarly, the protest meeting in Peshawar will be organized on May 6 while another meeting will be held in Mardan on May 7. In Dera Ismail Khan, the protest meeting will be held on May 9, in Swat on May 11, in Kohat on May 12 and in Nowshera on May 25.

The PML (N) Provincial President said that dates for such meetings and processions in rest of the districts would be announced later. He said the Prime Minister should have resigned from his office soon after the court verdict against him in the contempt of court case and pave way for holding fresh elections in the country.

Unfortunately a convicted person was still occupying the Chief Executive office unconstitutionally, which he termed regrettable. Such attitude was extremely dangerous for the future of the country and the existence of Pakistan would be in danger if the state institutions were continued trampled.

He was of the view that country has been passing through extremely sensitive situation as lawlessness is at its peak and rampant corruption has shaken the very foundation of the country. He claimed that Prime Minister and his family members were involved in corruption and that was why “we decided to come out on roads to ensure supremacy of constitution and rules of law”. He said that they were not fighting for getting power but for the supremacy of law and constitution, saying they were confident to win the on going war and ensure supremacy of law.  He later on behalf of government of Punjab also handed over a cheque of Rs 500,000 to the father of late Pakistan army caption Haleemullah Jan in Gayari sector, Siachen.