Touts of provincial regime and its intelligence servants now threatening us, Baba Haider Zaman

02 May, 2010

ABBOTTABAD – Hundreds of thousands of people from all age groups including women and children took to the streets to voice support in favour of Hazara province and to protest against the renaming of NWFP, as shutter down strike was observed across Hazara region on Sunday.

 From minor children to elderly figures, huge numbers of Hazarawals as well as Pakhtuns showed up on Tehreek-e-Hazara’s call. Seemingly, enormous protest rallies and public gatherings were witnessed in all the five districts of Hazara including Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Batgram and Kohistan. Unlike the April 12 shutter down strike that had turned violent owing to the Government sponsored terrorism by Peshawar Police killing over a dozen youths, the Sunday’s protests were held in a peaceful atmosphere despite scorching heat and intense weather.

 The people extended warm welcome to the six young supporters of Hazara cause who were critically injured in April 12 protests by Peshawar Police. They include Sardar Younus, Sardar Amjad, Sardar Manzoor-ur-Rehman, Amjad Tanoli, Muhammad Niaz and Muhammad Miskeen. Muhammad Niaz and Muhammad Miskeen were shot in the legs and were unable to walk properly. They used clutches to join Sunday’s protest amid emotionally charged atmosphere and resonating slogans of ‘Jiye Hazara’ ‘Aik he nara sooba Hazara’ and ‘Bun kay rahega sooba Hazara.’ Speaking on the occasion, all the six spirited supporters resolved to sacrifice their utmost for the cause of Hazara. “We have been shot in legs, chest and arms but we would not give up and keep contributing our part even if it costs us our lives.” Sardar Younus said, while addressing Abbottabad’s public gathering. The roads were cleared for traffic at 5 pm, one hour prior to the scheduled time to facilitate the return of over 2500 followers of Tableeghi Jama’at who were residents of different parts of Hazara and were returning back to their homes after attending a procession of the Jama’at held in Islamabad on Sunday.

 Sardar Haider Zaman, Sardar Yaqoob, Sardar Sheraz Afzal, Sardar Shafqat, Mushtaq Ghani, Qalandar Lodhi, Naseer Jadoon, Azhar Jadoon and others lead protest rallies in Abbottabad, Gohar Ayub Khan, Umer Ayub Khan and Yousuf Ayub Khan organised processions in Haripur, Sardar Yousuf, Sardar Shah Jahan Yousuf and other leaders of Tehreek-e-Hazara arranged processions in Mansehra while Saleem Khan, Ayaz Khan and Zarbuland Khan organised mega rallies in Batgram and Kohistan.

 Addressing huge public procession in Abbottabad, Quaid-e-Tehreek-Hazara Sardar Haider Zaman warned the provincial intelligence agencies “not to dance to the tune of Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti’s wishes” and said that death threats, financial bribes and other cunning tactics could not dissuade him and his supporters to back out from their demand of formation of Hazara province.

 Sardar Haider Zaman said that he was receiving threats from the “touts of provincial regime and its intelligence servants.” “Firstly, they were trying to bribe us, having failed, they are now threatening us,” he alleged. Zaman paid homage to the injured supporters who joined the Sundays’ processions despite being critically injured. “They are brave sons of soil. How can such a lively public movement be suppressed by oppressive tactics?” he asked.

 Central Organiser Hazara Action Committee, Sardar Sheraz Afaz said, “These people from 5 years old children to 80 years old elderly figures, stood there from 8 am to 5 pm, only to mark their participation for a noble cause. No one can dare stop this public movement.”

 Sardar Yaqub, Central Leader Tehreek-e-Hazara said that the dialogue with ANP Government was not possible. “ANP Government has infringed our rights, there’s no question of talking to them, he added.” However, he hinted that deliberations for the formation of Hazara province could only be initiated with the Federal Government. “We have heard that Khurshid Shah has been appointed by the Federal Government to initiate dialogue with us, we are ready to talk to him on one-point agenda of formation of Hazara province. In this Tehreek, our Pakhtun brothers stand by our side, no one must even think of dividing us,” he added.

It is pertinent to mention that PML-N leaders also participated in the processions held in the different parts of the region.

HPM Leader Baba Hadier Zaman reaches Karachi on May 9

BY ZAKIR ALI AWAN

KARACHI: The aged but determine Baba Haider Zaman, who astonished all the big wigs of political parties since launching Hazara Province Movement, due to his charismatic and dynamic leadership which was earlier unknown to all the countrymen except  Hazarawalls, is reaching on Karachi visit  on 9 May, along with the other leaders of HPM. It is first time that Baba Hadier Zaman will visit Karachi, after launching the massive movement for Hazara province.   
 
Hazara Qaumi Movement (HPM) leaders, on Sunday, while addressing a meeting at progressive Centre announced that Quaid-e-Tehrik HPM, Baba Haider Zaman , along with centeral leader Gohar Ayub, and Sardar Muhammad Yousuf, will reach Karachi on 9th May, when HPM is observing 9 May, as Protest day against the celebration and jubilation of a party ( ANP) on the ethnic naming of defunct NWFP, as they ( ANP) are celebrating on Sunday 2nd May, at sea view. The meeting was chaired by Haji Khorsheed Hazarvi, while organizing committees were also formed in all five district of Karachi.

HPM leader Sardar Muhammad Iqbal, said that on the protest day on 9 May, a huge and massive protest gathering will be held at Kala Pull, from which Quaid -e- Tehrik HPM Baba Haider Zaman and other central leaders will address the protest meeting.
“They are trying to convey those Hazarawals residing in Karachi that they (ANP) have succeeded by declaring an ethnic name of the province and now they are celebrating over the blood of our martyrs, who lost their lives in Abbottabad. But we can not give the permission to anyone to make fun the blood of our martyrs. Nobody would assume our peaceful protests as our weakness.” Sardar Iqbal said while condemning the 2nd May celebration organized by the Awami National Party (ANP).

Sultan Bahadur, Banaris Khan, Khan Muhammad Tanoli, Rafiq Abbasi, Shabbir Kazmi, Syed Anwar Shah, Javed Hazarvi, Nasraf Shaikh, Ejaz Kaghani, Tahir Jadoon, Asghir Ali, Sardar Sajjad and others were also present on the occasion.

Hazara Qaumi Jirga observes 2-May as Black Day in Karachi

BY ZAKIR ALI AWAN

KARACHI- A large number of the activists of Hazara Qaumi Jirga (HQJ) was hold a protest demonstration on the connection of Black day, announced to paying tribute to the martyrs of Abbottabad and denounced the NWFP’s new name Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa at Karachi Press Club on Sunday.
On the occasion, the leaders of the HQJ including Chairperson Dr Laila Perveen, Waqar Shah, Munir Abbasi Advocate, Murtaza Rehmani, Dilshad Tanoli, Akhtar Nawaz Tanoli and others while speaking condemned the celebration and jubilation on Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa organized by the Awami National Party (ANP).

They said that despite the majority of the people of NWFP has rejected the new ethnic name as it was ashamed that ANP is busy to celebrate the jubilation over the blood of Hazarawalls.

They said that the people of Hazara would not stop their struggle until achieving their goal to change the status of Hazara division as Hazara Province.

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