Islamabad 31st October 2014: At a meeting held in the PPP Central Secretariat under the Central Coordinator Chairperson Dr Nafisa Shah, the PPP Human Rights Cell members condemned the violence against the OGDCL workers in Islamabad, and resolved against the privatization of OGDCL.
The meeting attended by Fateh Mohammad Hasni, ShahJahan Sarfraz Raja, Asif Khan, Yasmeen Rehman, Akhundzada Chatan, Shazia Tehmas, Shah Fahad, Farhan Shaikh passed a resolution that “We the human rights cell members strongly condemn the police aggression and subsequent arrest of OGDCL workers who were protesting for their right of livelihood. It is ironical that while the government watched helplessly as ‘Azadi’ and ‘Inquilab’ marchers attacked state buildings with impunity, they came down hard on the poor workers and did not allow them to protest peacefully. We demand that cases against the workers are withdrawn forthwith. We strongly oppose privatization of OGDCL which is both a profitable institution and one of immense strategic value. We demand that the government halt the process immediately.”
The Cell Members further resolved to highlight the aggression committed by Indian Army on the LoC and vowed to stand up and fight for the Kashmiri peoples historical right of self-determination in line with Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s vision and UN resolutions.
The PPP Human Rights Cell members further congratulated Malala Yusofzai on winning the prestigious Nobel Prize and applauded Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s visit to Birmingham to congratulate her.