ISLAMABAD  - The top leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party has decided to change PPP's central Punjab president and Qamar Zaman Kaira , former information minister, is likely to replace Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo , it has been reliably learnt.
The PPP in its expected restructuring may bring changes in top slots of central Punjab chapter in upcoming days, PPP sources told The Nation on Wednesday.
"Three main slots of Punjab chapter including president, secretary general and secretary information are likely to see replacements in the restructuring of the party," said sources. Wattoo is likely to be replaced with Kaira and Zamurd Khan may take charge as new secretary general of Punjab chapter.
When contacted, Kaira said that reorganisation in the PPP Punjab chapter was expected. However, he showed ignorance about replacements in top slots and said, "We have full confidence in Wattoo as president PPP central Punjab chapter."
Talking to this scribe, PPP leader Zamurd Khan also expressed ignorance about expected changes in main slots of PPP Punjab chapter.
Wattoo was made president and Tanvir Ashraf Kaira was made secretary general of PPP's central Punjab chapter respectively in October 2012.
CONSTITUTION WITHOUT DELAY: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Thursday demanded that the government should fulfil its legal obligation to constitute National Commission for Human Right (NCHR) without any further delay. "We are strongly concerned over delay in the formation of NCHR, particularly the delay in the appointment of its chairperson," says a resolution passed by PPP HR Cell in a meeting. The National Commission for Human Rights Act 2012 was passed in the PPP government but despite passing almost two years, the commission has not yet been constituted.
"We demand that the government should fulfil its legal obligation of constituting the NCHR, especially in the perspective of serious human rights violations occurred recently," the meeting said.
"We particularly condemn the mob torching of the Dharmashala (community centre) in Larkana, the police role in a teenage rape victim's setting herself ablaze in Muzaffargarh and the state violence on the nurses in Lahore, and are disappointed that there is no national body to respond to these human rights violations," the participants of the meeting said. They added that these violations were of serious nature and required a full-time NHRC that took note and acted against these serious violations of fundamental rights.
The meeting also noted that Protection of Pakistan Ordinance would involve serious violations of public rights as enshrined in the constitution and that the law must only be enacted after a consensus was made in the parliament.
The meeting was attended by Central Coordinator Dr Nafisa Shah, Secretary General Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Yasmeen Rehman, Shazia Tehmas, Shahjahan Sarfraz, Rubina Qaimkhani, Imran Nadeem Shigri, Shah Fahad, Chaudhry Ilyas, provincial coordinators Fateh Mohammad Hasni (Balochistan), Asma Arbab Alamgir (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Sadiq Memon (Sindh), and Asif Khan (Punjab), Coordinator AJK Raja Mubashir, Coordinator FATA Akhundzada Chatan, and Coordinator GB Sadia Danish.