Popular uprising only way to save Pakistan: APDM chief

December 15th, 2007 - 6:19 pm ICT by admin  

Peshawar, Dec 15 (ANI): Mahmood Khan Achakzai, the new convenor of the All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM) and chief of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), has said that a “popular uprising” was the only way left to “save Pakistan”.
“We should prepare ourselves to wage a civil disobedience movement if we want to save Pakistan,” said Achakzai here.
Achakzai, who recently replaced the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawazs (PML-N) Raja Zafarul Haq as convenor of the APDM, urged people to take to the streets for the restoration of the Constitution and the judiciary, supremacy of the Parliament, the rule of law and their fundamental rights.
He said the PkMAP would not accept the government that would come to power after the January 8 general elections because it would be “unconstitutional, illegal and unlawful”.
He said Pakistan was passing through a “fragile and dangerous” period in its history.
“The federation is in danger. There is no constitution, no law, no judiciary and generals are making decisions in the National Security Council (NSC),” he said.
Achakzai said there was no justification for a military operation in Balochistan. “What is their sin? The Baloch want their share in governance,” he said.
The Baloch do not want to break up the country but have made it clear they do not want to live like slaves, he added.
Achakzai said the army and intelligence agencies should not have any role in politics. A Turkish-style government cannot function in Pakistan. “The armys role in politics is not acceptable to us,” the Daily Times quoted Achakzai, as saying. (ANI)

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