PPP to launch anti-Nawaz drive in Sindh tomorrow

KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party, Sindh chapter, announced on Friday that it would launch ‘Go Nawaz go’ campaign across the province from Sunday (tomorrow) in which the party workers would stage sits-in in all the district headquarters.

Besides, the party leaders said, a large sit-in had been planned for Karachi on April 26.

“A joint investigation team (JIT) is normally formed to investigate suspects and the court’s order to form a JIT to grill Nawaz Sharif is as good as considering the prime minister as a suspect facing a charge sheet,” said Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, PPP Sindh president, at a press conference at the Sindh Assembly building.

PPP Sindh general secretary Waqar Mehdi, Senator Saeed Ghani, Deputy Speaker of the Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza and Rashid Rabbani were also present.

Mr Khuhro, who is also a senior minister in the Sindh government, said the prime minister adopted different stances in his address to the nation and his speech in parliament, which clearly exposed his ‘lies’.

Thus, he said, “he is no longer Sadiq and Ameen and not eligible to remain the prime minister. We, therefore, demand that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should immediately step down and face investigation.” He said the nation had waited for one whole year hoping that the court would rid it of those involved in corruption.

“Now, making his (prime minister’s) subordinates investigate him is tantamount to giving him a chance to escape,” he remarked.

“This judgment, however, is not as simple as the federal government’s jubilant supporters think. Two of the judges on the SC bench have not termed Nawaz Sharif Sadiq and Ameen, while, the remaining three judges have not even said he is Sadiq and Ameen. Thus, Mr Sharif has lost the justification to remain the country’s prime minister,” said the PPP leader.

He said that his party would continue to mount public pressure on the government until Mr Sharif tendered resignation. “We’ll protest everywhere in Sindh until he tenders resignation. We’ll stage sits-in at all levels — from talukas to the provincial capital.”

He said Mr Sharif was responsible for prolonged power outages and shortages of irrigation water and gas in the province.

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