ISLAMABAD – Hundreds of supporters of Hazara movement voiced strong support in the favour of formation of Hazara province on the unified platform of Tehreek-e-Sooba Hazara in a seminar on Tuesday.
The function was organised by Hazara Community Welfare Association in the honour of leadership and workers of Thereek-e-Hazara under the theme of “Muqadma-e-Hazara.” Flanked with hundreds of supporters, Quaid-e-Tehreek-e-Hazara Sardar Haider Zaman said that despite the 41st consecutive day of the ongoing struggle for the formation of Hazara province, the Government had yet to wake up to the call of people of Hazara.
He categorically criticised the role of Awami National Party (ANP) and said that 1,500 bullets were fired on the eve of April 12 protests that claimed over a dozen precious lives. “The custodians of Constitution resorted to highest order of inhumanity, barbarianism and tyranny,” he said referring to the statements of senior officials of Peshawar police that they recorded before Judicial Commission in Abbottabd admitting that the same number of bullets were shot at protestors.
He termed the ANP Government’s policy towards Hazara s malicious and biased and questioned the unjustified reluctance shown by the Federal as well as Provincial Governments towards the formation of Hazara province when majority of the 24 districts of the province supported the creation of Hazara province.
Sardar Haider Zaman cited an advertisement published in national dailies dated September 10, 2009 by the ANP Government in which the Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti officially replaced ‘NWFP’ with ‘Pakhtunkhwa.’ “This is ultra constitutional violation, the titular Chief Minister of NWFP violated the Constitution so blatantly like Zardari who committed the same crime while addressing UN General Assembly,” he deplored.
He criticised the Government and said that such an uncalled for legislation like renaming NWFP exposed the shortsightedness of the Government and ‘so-called elected representatives’ of people. “Today people are selling their children out of sheer poverty and our rulers are occupied with trivialities like renaming the province. I ask Nawaz Sharif and Asfandyar Wali, will they sell their children for Pakistan?” he asked deploring the highly controversial role of PML-N to succumb to ANP Government. “Where should we go to present our case? All these titular rules are not capable of addressing public issues, so we have presented our case for Hazara cause in the court of people of Pakistan,” he added.