ANP security for by-polls



  • http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Regional/Karachi/09-Sep-2010/ANP-seeks-security-for-bypolls

    KARACHI - The Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh on Wednesday said that people should elect able and honest candidates who could struggle for their rights and asked the government to ensure security of the masses during the upcoming by-elections in PS-94.

    The leaders were addressing the inaugural ceremony of the election office of ANP candidate for the by-election in PS-94 Pir Riaz Gul at UC-2 Faqeer Colony in Organi Town. The Sindh Assembly constituency PS-94 fell vacant after the killing of MQM MPA Raza Haider.

    They pointed out that it would be a real challenge for the government to ensure the conduct of by-polls in a free, fair and transparent manner.

    On the occasion, ANP Sindh Secretary General Ameen Khattak appreciated the presence of a large number of people and said that Pakistan needed revolution according to the ideology of Bacha Khan. He said that if anyone wished to understand the revolution he would have to follow in the footprints of Bacha Khan.

    In his speech, ANP candidate for PS-94 by-election Pir Riaz Gul vowed that they were ready to stand face-to-face against the criminals.

    He said that it was the agenda of his party to stand up for the rights of downtrodden people irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. He said that they would follow the directives of ANP Sindh President Shahi Syed in letter and spirit to ensure the rights of the poor and the oppressed.