MIRPURKHAS - Scores of workers and office-bearers of Jeay Sindh Quami Mahaz (JSQM) held a demonstration here outside the local press club on Sunday to protest against the alleged enforced disappearances of party workers.

Led by party Chairman Dr Mir Alam Marri, the protestors were wearing black bands around their arms besides carrying banners, placards and black flags in their hands on which were inscribed slogans against enforced disappearances.

Those who participated in the protest included JSQM leaders Saleh Aarisar, Fazil Sammon, Bilawal Rajar, Khan Muhammad Leghari, Ali Hassan Dal, Advocate Asghar Mirrani and others.

Talking to media, the protesters alleged that workers Sabir Chandio, Ayub Kandhro, Hidayat Lohar, Khadim Narejo, Azim Abro, Raza Jarwar and others had been forcibly whisked away by unidentified persons and were being kept at an unknown place.

They demanded the United Nations, international human rights organisations and other concerned bodies to take notice of the situation and ensure their safe recovery.

Sugarcane growers protest for start to crushing season

Scores of sugarcane growers took out a rally at Kot Ghulam Muhammad on Sunday under the banner of Quami Awami Tehreek and Sindh Abadgar Tehreek to protest against delay in the start of the crushing season and Sindh government’s failure to fix the support price of sugarcane.

Led by Anwer Nohani, Hosi Qambhar, Shoukat Khaskheli, Ghulam Muhammad, Soomar Bheel and Gulfam Bhurgari, the protestors were carrying banners and placards in their hands and were raising slogans in support of their demands. They marched through main roads and arrived in front of the National Press Club where speaking to the protesters Anwer Nohani alleged that the Sindh government had not fixed the support price of sugarcane because it was openly supporting the owners of sugar mills who had not started the crushing season as yet.

He lamented that matured sugarcane crop was losing its weight owing to delay in the start of harvesting, and warned that now the growers were united to get their rights.

Hose Qambhar alleged that sugar mills owners wanted to buy cane from the growers at cheaper rates.

He further said that these owners had become a mafia and the growers would have to reinvigorate their protest against them and the government throughout the province in order to attain their rights.

He demanded the chief minister, governor, secretary agriculture and other authorities to take immediate notice of grievances of the cane growers and ensure immediate start to the crushing season; otherwise the affected growers would be compelled to hold protest demonstration in front of Chief Minister’s House in Karachi.