ISLAMABAD: President Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal and Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed has said that mass arrest and torture of the political workers on the eve of
Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan was a clear indication that the country is void of democracy and people had no basic rights under the current regime. Talking to media persons at his residence, where he was kept under house arrest, Qazi said that despite provocative measures of the government, opposition would protest peacefully on Tuesday (today) against violation of Supreme Court orders by deporting PML (N) President Nawaz Sharif.
“All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM) would continue to strive for restoration of democracy and to ensure rule of law and constitution in the country in a peaceful manner”, he stated. He said that opposition would not resort to violence and would continue their struggle peacefully to get rid of the ‘tyranny regime of Musharraf.’ He condemned the brutal use of force against political workers and termed mass arrests as illegal and against the basic human rights. Qazi said that he would not restrict his
campaign against the military government only to constitutional petitions, filed against Musharraf but would also continue his political struggle for restoration of democracy.
MMA Parliamentary Leader Liaqat Baloch also condemned deportation of Nawaz Sharif, terming it “contempt of court”. He said that black day would be observed on Teusday to protest against the illegal and unconstitutional act of deporting PML (N) leader. He blamed the government of resorting to violence against the peaceful workers of opposition parties. “To cut the twin cities from rest of Punjab and NWFP and not allowing the political activists to greet Nawaz is a clear indication that the government has no respect for the basic human rights and rule of law,” he stated. He said the opposition would go to the court against the unlawful detention of political workers.-SANA