(Courtesy GEO News)Chief Muttahida Majlis-e-Ammal, Qazi Hussain Ahmed has said that a country-wide movement has been started for boycotting the upcoming elections.Addressing All Parties Democratic Movement’s first convention here on Tuesday, Qazi said the January 8 polls are a fake and, therefore, urged all the parties to boycott the same. He also appealed to the people not to participate in the elections process.
APDM demands restoration of 1973 Constitution to the position of pre-October 1999.
On the occasion, Chairman Tehreek-i-Insaf, Imran Khan, said Nawaz Sharif, Benazir Bhutto and Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman are engaged in strengthening President Pervez Musharraf and that they have betrayed the nation as well as lawyers and judges.Chief of Pashtunkhwa Mili Awami Party, Mehmood Achakzai, Chief Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party, Dr. Qadir Magsi, Rasool Buksh Paleejo, Hai Baloch, Abid Hussain Munto, Hamid Gul, Hamid Khan, Ghulam Mustafa Khar and other leaders also spoke on the occasion. All of them announced to continue the struggle against dictatorship.
A joint announcement was also issued on the occasion which demanded restoration of 1973 Constitution and judiciary, media’s freedom of expression, supremacy of parliament, halting the continuing military operations in different parts of the country, resolving Balochistan issue through dialogue, granting of autonomy to the provinces and relinquishment of the President’s post by Pervez Musharraf.