With regards to the upcoming Azadi March announced by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari observed that protest was the fundamental right of every citizen in a democratic society, and the benchmark of a thriving democracy.
“The PPP, therefore, supports the Azadi March. He directed Sindh CM to ensure full cooperation with JUIF for their peaceful democratic protest against the injustice of federal government. PPP government will make all efforts to ensure the safety and security of protesters and citizens alike. The Sindh government will coordinate with protestors to ensure that citizens can carry on their daily life while the protest is underway. Alternate routes for traffic will be arranged to ensure minimum disruption of daily life,” he said during a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who had called on Bilawal at the Bilawal House.
The CM also briefed him on the overall law and order situation in the province. He also apprised the party chairman of the negligence of the federal government and the hurdles it was placing for slowing down the development pace through holding up the due share of the province in federal divisible pool.