KARACHI - Scores of writers, intellectuals, civil society activists and political workers staged a protest demonstration against the recently passed Sindh People Local Government Act 2012’, demanding the government to revoke the dual administrative system immediately. Under the platform of Writers’ Forum and Sindhi Adabi Sangat, a large number of writers, poets, intellectuals, political workers, educationists and civil society activists gathered and formed a human chain from the Press Club to Sindh Assembly building. The literary personalities including Dr Mushtaque Phul, Dr Akash Ansari, Hidayt Baloch, Ishaque Ansari, Aijaz Mangi, Inam Shaikh, Zulfiqar Halepoto and Sultana Wakasi, representatives of political parties - Ismael Raho and Haji Shafi Jamote of PML-N, Ghulam Sakina Kalar and Reema Kalar of Ladies Wing Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F), Elahi Bakhsh Bikak of JSQM, Ali Hassan Chandio of Sindh National Movement and Hareef Chandio of Awami Jamhori Party (AJP) and others participated in the protest.Meanwhile, heavy contingents of police were deployed outside the Sindh Assembly building for security purpose.  “When writers and intellectuals come out on streets, the government has to show seriousness and should take notice of the gravity of the issue”, they said, demanding the government to revoke the dual administrative system in the province, through which a line of division has been drawn among the rural and urban populations. PML-N leaders Ismael Raho and Haji Shafi Jamote said that the PPP government has failed in protecting interests of the province, while it has taken anti-Sindh steps paving a way for future division of the people. PML-F leaders Ghulam Sakina Kalar and Reema Kalar while speaking on this occasion said that the PPP government has created province within Sindh province. The PML-F has already quitted the government in centre and province and preferred to sit on opposition benches in the Sindh Assembly. “Our party is a part of the ongoing movement of the Sindh Save Committee,” Reema said, vowing that the people of the Sindh would continue their struggle until the controversial local government law is withdrawn.” Elahi Bakhsh Bikak of JSQM termed the human chain of the writers and intellectuals a referendum against the controversial step of the PPP government.