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Palijo slams ban on his party’s journal

HYDERABAD, May 4: Awami Tehrik chief Rasool Bux Palijo has condemned the ban on his party’s magazine “Kaapri” as illegal and unconstitutional and said that the decision would be challenged in court.

The party would launch a membership drive across the province from May 13 and later a protest movement against the division of Thatta, Mr Palijo said.

He was briefing journalists about a meeting of the central standing committee of Awami Tehrik on Friday.

According to him, the meeting condemned the administration for impounding thousands of public transport vehicles to take people to Naukot where Gen Musharraf is scheduled to address a public meeting on May 5.

The committee slammed the government for compelling the public servants to attend the public meeting and urged the Sindh High Court to take a suo motu notice of the state of affairs.

Mr Palijo said that people were facing curfew-like situation and the roads wore a deserted look as thousands of vehicles had been seized by police for Gen Musharraf’s visit.

He said that the party had severely criticised the federal minister Ghulam Sarwar for his utterances against Sindhis and demanded that he should be removed and his name should be struck off the roll of the National Assembly register.
Source: Dawn
Date:5/5/2007