Revolt against rulers only option left for people: PTI

Party workers protest on Karachi’s roads against fuel price hike

On the call of former prime minister Imran came, a large number of PTI workers came on the roads and in the streets in the city to register their protest against the steep rise in the prices of petroleum products by the federal government for the second time in two weeks.

Speaking to the protesters, former Sindh governor Imran Ismail said that “importer” rulers have broken the back of the people of the country by raising the prices of petroleum products and food items. “It is a cruel joke with the people of the country to raise the prices of POL,” he added. The former governor claimed that the rulers imposed on the country through a conspiracy against the people of the country, who according to him, from every day of the move to change the government, had been protesting against the rulers.

He alleged that the current rulers, as per their agenda, have pushed the country towards chaos and confusion and the people of the country were not being provided with the required essential commodities at adequate rates. “Everyone has been left unbridled to rob the consumers and there is no law to prevent the shopkeepers from charging the rates of their own choice,” he said and added that all claims by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to provide the flour at the subsided rates to the people through the Utility Stores had gone in the air and all untitled stores in Karachi and other cities and towns of the province had not been provided with the essential commodities.

Addressing the charged workers of PTI, Syed Ali Zaidi, a former federal minister and the provincial chief of PTI in Sindh, said that the people of the country are left with no other option but to revolt against the rulers, who according to him, had become a liability for the country. Zaidi said that the people by coming on the roads over the rise of the petroleum products had proved that they were ready to fight with imported rulers for anti-people policies.

Ali Zaidi said that the PTI chairman Imran Khan was the true and committed leader of the people of the country and he could only steer the country out of the current mess created by the rulers to please their masters. He said that fresh elections across the country were the not way out to get rid of the inefficient imported rulers, who could go to any length to make the lives of the people miserable. Bilal Ghaffar, Dr Seema Zia, Khuram Sher Zaman and other PTI leaders and lawmakers also lashed out at the rulers “for the ill-conceived policies”.

Meanwhile, people from different walks of life came on the roads in all the big and small towns of the province to register their protest against the steep rise in petroleum products. The people came on the roads in Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur Larkana, Badin, Dadu, Nawabshah, Sanghar, Umerkot, Ghotki, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Jamshoro, Tando Mohammad Khan, Matari, Tando Allahyar, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Mithi and another town on Friday to register their protest against the decision of the federal government to raise the POL prices.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at