Brazen use of force by the Punjab police against the unarmed and innocent PAT workers yesterday was the despicable action that frayed the national and political unity which was badly needed when our armed forces were heavily engaged to wipe out terrorists from Wazirstan, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo while talking to media after enquiring about the health of the injured persons there. He was accompanied by General Secretary Punjab Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Information Secretary Raja Amir Khan, MPA Punjab Khurram Jahangir Wattoo, Head social media Punjab Ms. Jahanara M Wattoo, Deputy Gen Sec Mian Ayub, Deputy Information secretary Abid Saddique, coordinator social media Punjab Junaid Qaiser, coordinator media Punjab Syed Ahsan Abbas Shah, Vice president Human Rights Shahzadi Tauseef Cheema.
Hs said that the head of the nation and political leadership hang in shame over the use of heartless force adding that PPP condemned in the strongest terms of the abhorrent incidents in which about eight people were killed and many injured.
He added that the incident of yesterday exploded the myth of good governance of the Punjab Chief Minister who did not get tired of boasting the highly misplaced good governance and the tragic incident optimized the worst governance.
He expressed his deep condolences to the bereaved families and extended sympathy to the injured persons while taking the round of the ward and prayed for their early recovery.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that only a government that came into power as a result of rigging could resort to such petty tactics those dehumanized the people who not causing any harm in any way.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo expressed his sympathy with Dr. Tahir-ul- Qadari adding that PPP was with him on this incident which could not be justified by any measure.
He recalled that during his Chief Ministership he got the fence at Sharif residences removed by using moral and legal methods and no power was used and matter was resolved amicably though contrary to the wished of Sharifs.
He added that the use of the massive force just to remove the barriers without provocation was the manifestation of poor judgment of the Punjab Chief Minister and the ultimate responsibility squarely was on his shoulders.
While replying to another question Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that according to the decision of the Party High Command the birthday celebrations falling on June 21, 2014, of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto would be observed by setting blood camps and the PPP workers would donate blood and no cake cutting celebrations would be held. It was so decided when our armed forces were after terrorists to eliminate them from the face of the country’s territory.
He said that the instructions have been issued to all office bearers to set up camp and donate blood as observance of birthday occasion.
He said that the main function will be held at Party Secretariat at Model Town in the morning of June 21 where a large number of PPP workers would donate blood.