Extreme stand brings no reasonable results

[wp_ad_camp_1] Extreme stand brings no reasonable results

By Zaib Azkaar Hussain


The opposition parties are seemingly taking a strong and resolute stand against the ruling party for its policies but two parties on Sunday spoke very aloud against the government. The speeches made against the government were of hostile nature rather than the political one. The Awami National Party (ANP) held protest rallies in different cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province against price-hike warned of a ‘blood revolution’ that was alarming.

Addressing party workers in Charsadda, Central President of ANP Asfandyar Wali Khan used harsh language to warn the ruling party and the prime minister, saying the middle class has been diminished that could lead to a ‘blood revolution’. He demanded to control prices of commodities.

He also stressed the need for giving relief to public besides improving infrastructure in tribal districts.

He argued that the price-hike of utilities and imposition of more taxes would affect everyone so ANP had to raise voice for the people.

He informed that such protests were being held in all district headquarters of the province.

The ANP provincial President Aimal Wali Khan (son of Asfandyar Wali Khan) also addressed the protest demonstration in Swabi, followed by another protest rally at Mohmand tribal district.

Another leader; (ANP Senior Vice President MNA Haider Khan Hoti) addressed the protest rally in Mardan while provincial General Secretary of the party Sardar Hussain Babak led the protest demonstration in Buner.

The protest of ANP headed by its veteran leader Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour and MPA Khushdil Khan held in the provincial capital and other cities also targeted the government over the price-hike of various edible commodities, hike in the prices of gas, and electricity tariffs. No doubt the issues raised by the leaders were of public importance but taking an extreme step cause a kind of political enmity instead of a reasonable political opposition.

Another speech was made by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of his own -faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) in Dera Ismail Khan wherein he declared that his party would no longer tolerate what he called a puppet government being run by Khalai Makhlooq (aliens).

Speaking at an Eid reception (attended by JUI-F members) at his residence in Dera Ismail Khan, he said if ‘jihad’ was allowed against a “puppet government” in a neighbouring country, how could one tolerate such a set-up at home.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman clearly said that his party would soon take to the streets against the “puppet government”, claiming that its movement would be decisive. He mentioned the many million marches his party had organised in the past. It is obvious that the leaders of these two parties are well experienced and have a political background that never allowed any adventurism in the past and instead the two parties have been playing a very positive and democratic role in the past. Their political maturity requires a peaceful and effective strategy against the issues and the creators of the issues instead of preparing their followers to make up their minds for a die-hard political enmity and future clashes that could cause another ‘dark period’ for the people of this country.


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