Opposition legislators in Balochistan Assembly protest against government

Opposition legislators attitude towards government unacceptable: Noor Dumar

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Staff Reporter

Opposition legislators in Balochistan Assembly on Wednesday marched in red zone area of the provincial capital to protest over what they claim ignoring opposition constituencies in public sector development program, failing to contain the novel coronavirus and addressing masses’ issues by Jam Kamal Khan led government.

Malik Sikandar Khan Advocate, the opposition leader in Balochistan Assembly led the legislators carrying placards inscribed with slogans, “stop interference in opposition constituencies”, “solve masses issues”, “distribute funds on merit”, during the protest rally. Women legislators from opposition parties also participated in the protest rally.

Malik Naseer Shahwani of Balochistan National Party (Mengal), Nasrullah Zarai of PKMAP, and other opposition legislators participated in the protest rally. The rally was taken out from the Balochistan assembly and was stopped by police at the main GPO chowk leading to the chief minister’s secretariat.

Balochistan minister for public health and engineering, Noor Muhammad Dumar strongly criticized the opposition legislators for what he calls their undemocratic attitude. “Opposition cannot hide its weaknesses and failures through such protests”, Mr. Dumar said in a statement issued to the press after opposition protest.

“We will continue our protest till solution of our issues”, the opposition leader, Malik Sikandar Advocate said. He said Jam Kamal led provincial government has badly failed to address the issues relating to the province.

“We want justice and fair distribution of development funds”, Malik Naseer Shahwani, the BNP legislator said.

Opposition political parties had already sent a letter to the President of Pakistan with regard to what they call the denial of their constitutional and legal rights by the present provincial government. This is not for the first time, opposition political parties had staged protest demonstrations in the past as well.

 

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