Several PPP Lyari activists join PTI
03 February, 2012
KARACHI: The cruel behaviour of elected representatives of Lyari has compelled us to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and quit the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), said prominent political activist of Lyari, Mehar Muhammad Brohi.
Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club here on Thursday, the PPP activist Brohi, along with his several fellows, announced to join PTI. He said Lyari had been facing problems since long despite all its residents' contribution towards democracy and country. Those who reached the floors of assemblies through the votes of Lyariites are enjoying luxuries at posh areas of the metropolis, he observed.He hoped that Imran Khan would help in provision of their due rights to them and would support the residents of Lyari at every level.
He said that target killings should be stopped and the culprits taken to task without any discrimination. Brohi said they wanted to mitigate his community's problems and would try to fulfill due legal demands of Lyariites. Lyari was established before the development of Karachi but unfortunately unemployment and other issues are still persisting there, which is the matter of great concern, he said.
PTI Karachi President Ashraf Qureshi welcomed Brohi and his colleagues' joining in the party. He said a few months back law enforcement agencies arrested many target killers but they kept them away from media. Qureshi also strongly criticised the recent raise in prices of fuels. He said that Lyariites had been starving despite all their contribution and services for peace and democracy in the country.