KARACHI, June 07: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief, Pakistan Peoples Party has condemned registration of an FIR against more than 6,000 farmers for holding protest demonstration at Okara bypass in Punjab and demanded immediate withdrawal of cases.
In a press statement issued here, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Pakistan Kissan Ittehad had held the peaceful protest for their genuine demands and rights early this week but the Punjab government and its authorities ignored them and didn’t heed their cries. “Agriculture is the backbone of our economy and targeting farmers and implicating them in concocted cases won’t be tolerated anywhere in Pakistan,” he added.
He said PPP belongs to farmers, growers, peasants, workers, youth, students and all segments of the society and no injustice with anyone from working class would unattended. “PPP stands for the genuine rights of the farmers as Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto & Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had always been struggling for the rights of masses and laid down their lives for them,” he stated.
PPP Patron-In-Chief further said Pakistan does not belong to a small elite or the capitalists and nobody will be allowed to exploit the working class or force them to withdraw from their due rights under duress and state pressure.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari warned Punjab government to stop its anti-farmers policy and remove the grievances of farming community before the growers and peasantry is up in protest all over the province.