Khanewal/Sahiwal/Mandi Bahauddin

The PML-N leaders and activists took out various rallies here on Sunday to support the democratic system and to oppose the sit-ins of PTI and PAT.

PML-N Khanewal chapter leaders MNA Muhammad Khan Daha, MPA Nishat Ahmad, MPA Fazlur Rehman, MPA Karam Dad Walaha, Haji Irfan Ahmad Daha, Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Haji Attaur Rehman and hundreds of party workers participated in the rally.

The party workers chanted slogans against Imran Khan and Allama Dr Tahirul Qadri for “making their routine life a misery” by their sit-ins. The participants of the rally also chanted slogans with emotions in favour of their leader Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif. Addressing the participants of the rally, the speakers said, “Our workers are forcing us to allow them to block roads to counter the Azadi and Inqilab marches in Islamabad but we have strictly asked them to remain peaceful, and we have not allowed them for any violence.”

They said that the people had rejected “unconstitutional and unjustified” demands of Imran Khan, Allama Dr Tahirul Qadri. They added the government of PML-N would complete its tenure while change was only possible through the way defined in the Constitution of Pakistan.

The rally was started from TMA chowk Khanewal. Hundreds of party workers ridding on bikes, cars, carts, tractor-trolleys, vans and buses marched on the roads, Kachehry bazaar, Sanglanwala Chowk, Jamia Masjid road, Alhe Hadees chowl, Liaqat Bazaar, Ayub road and concluded in peaceful manners in  TMA.

Likewise, Sahiwal MNA Muahammad Ashraf said that the demands of Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri were totally contradictory. On one side, Imran Khan was violating the Constitution, and on the other hand, he was seeking of rights under the same Constitution. Talking to newsmen, he said that if any citizen of Pakistan demands protection of rights according to the Constitution, it is mandatory for him to follow the Constitution. He said that Imran Khan’s every step was unconstitutional and it was condemnable.

Mr Ashraf further said that a party having only 35 members in the National Assembly had no right to demand resignation of the prime minister.

Similarly, the party’s Mandi Bahauddin workers organised a rally that was led by Punjab Minister for Women’s Development Hamida Waheed and District Vice President Iqbal Gondal. The rally started from her office in Gurha Mohallah and after marching on Old Kachehri Road and Sadar Bazaar culminated in front of Press Club. The rally turned into a big congregation consisting of thousands of participants.

Addressing the rally, Ms Wahid said it was being held in solidarity with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who, she added, was working hard for strengthening democracy, development and prosperity of the country. She condemned the sit-ins of PTI and PAT at Islamabad, saying that these marches and sit-ins were causing colossal and irreparable loss to national economy as well great inconvenience to the citizens.

She expressed confidence in the leadership of Nawaz Sharif, saying that the Nawaz Sharif led-government would fulfill all the promises made during the election campaign. She asked the participants to remain peaceful and calm. She said that Nawaz Sharif was a competent and sincere leader and he would settle the issues with PAT and PTI leadership soon.

Iqbal Gondal addressing the rally called upon PAT and PTI leadership to negotiate with the PML-N leadership under the Constitution. He regretted that Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri were exhorting their workers to follow unconstitutional means for pressuring the government for acceptance of their “unlawful” demands.