ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Democratic Movement (APDM) on Thursday demanded immediate resignation of President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, end to the military operation in Balochistan as well as other parts of the country and restoration of the judiciary on pre-November 3 position. APDM convener Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Imran Khan and others announced the joint declaration of the APDM here on Thursday in a press conference after the national conference.
The purpose of APDM was to restore constitution and democracy in the country and if anyone created obstacle in this, civil disobedience drive would be launched, stated the joint declaration. Steering committee has been formed for the movement for of judges’ restoration and to decide the date of sit-in, which would carry out consultations with the lawyers and political parties and present its recommendation till July 7, leaders of APDM added.
The leaders said they don’t acknowledge proposed constitutional package and the purpose of the package is to protect President Musharraf. APDM would continue struggle till the restoration of the judiciary at its November 2 position.-SANA
The leaders vowed to play due role to make Pakistan democratic and welfare state.
About budget, they said that new budget is full of taxes and for a protection of riches. They demanded restoration of subsidies and decrease in the prices of daily use items.
APDM leaders urged President Musharraf to resign and demanded immediate halt of Balochistan operation, release of arrested leaders, recovery of missing persons, judicial investigations of April 9 Karachi tragedy, arrest of lawyers murderer and to end the ban on Geo News.
The leaders said on February 18 the people give their verdict against Musharraf’s steps on November 3 and the given mandate implies restoration of the judiciary as well as quitting power by Musharraf. They also demanded autonomy of the provinces.
The national conference under APDM, held on June 18 and 19, also endorsed declaration issued by APC in its meeting in London.
They said a meeting would be held in the first week of July to chalk out future strategy. APDM congratulated nation for lawyers’ long march.