GDA concerned over govt attitude towards farmers, teachers

KARACHI – The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) on Friday held meeting to review the current situation of the Sindh province and expressed concern over the government dictatorial attitude towards farmers and teachers. They urged the judiciary to take suo moto notice of the government undemocratic behavior with the people of Sindh. GDA leaders expressed these views while talking to the media men after meeting held at Kingri House with PML-F president Pir Pagara in chair.

Former chief ministers of Sindh Ghous Ali Shah and Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim, National Peoples Party chief and Federal Minister Murtaza Jatoi; Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and PPP- Workers president Dr Safdar Abbasi and others attended the meeting.

GDA General Secretary and Qaumi Awami Tehreek chief Ayaz Latif Palijo informed media men that during the meeting GDA leadership showed concern over government attitude of treating sugarcane growers. He said that ruling government instead of paying any heed to the issues of farmers has always behaved in a dictatorial manner.

He said that Sindh government is suppressing the voice of peasants in a bid to please sugar mill owners while during the protest at Bilawal House it adopted the cruel approach and instead of holding dialogues with the farmers tortured them.

Welcoming the verdicts of the Sindh High Court in which it orders sugar mill owners to fix Rs172 per 40 kilogram and deposit Rs 10 per maund, he said however it seems that PPP led Sindh government would not implement the decision. GDA warns provincial government to implement on the court decision.

Further condemning the baton charge on teachers‘ protest held a couple of days ago, he said that it was unfortunate that our teachers especially female were injured due to the use of water cannon. PPP is moving on the policy to torture the people of province those were protesting for their rights. GDA will not tolerate such attitude, he said adding that Asif Ali Zardari led PPP is working on the formula to curb the voice of the farmers. On one side provincial government was torturing the people those were on roads to protest for their due right while government which was miserably failed to address the issue has adopted a cruel policy.

The police were ordered to baton charge teachers and farmers whereas PPP Chairman Bilawal limited himself to express concerns over the incidents. He urged the judiciary to take notice of police torture during the protest of teachers, lady health workers, irrigation workers and farmers.

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