TARBELA GHAZI – Hazara Action Committee on Sunday displayed the signboards of “Welcome Hazara Province” on Punjab-Hazara borders at Ghazi-Tarbela and Tareen Abad, Haripur and also have also threatened the government that if they would not change the status of Hazara at separate province then the electricity from Tarbela Dam will be cut off.
On the occasion, Chairman Tehreek-e-Hazara Province (THP) Baba Haider Zaman while addressing a big rally said that the government, which does not care about or respect the wishes of the people cannot last for a long time and has no right to rule.
The rally was participated by dozens of leaders belonging to various political parties. Haider Zaman said that Hazarities, unlike ANP, wanted their separate province on the administrative basis and not on the basis of language so that people might be able to get relief. Baba Haider Zaman asked if Kala Bagh Dam was controversial, changing name of NWFP was also controversial and if name could be changed why Kala Bagh Dam could not be constructed.
Zaman said that the procession was to mobilise people and create awareness among them regarding the Hazara province. He said after the generation of awareness and mobilization of people he along with hundreds and thousands of people would march towards Islamabad and then the government would have no other option than announcing Hazara as province. However, he said it would be better option for the government to realise the demand of people of Hazara and establish Hazara before the people came out of their houses and march on Islamabad.
Former Speaker National Assembly Gohar Ayub Khan, former Deputy Speaker National Assembly Sardar Yaqoob, former federal Minister Aman ullah Khan Jadoon, former State Minister Omer Ayub Khan, Yousuf Ayub Khan, MPA Qalandar Lodhi, Zargul, former MPA Faisal Zaman, Nisar Safdar, Ghulam Nabi Advocate, Azhar Jadoon, Qazi Azhar, Haji Khushi Muhammad Awan, Firdoss Khan, Iqbal Tariq Advocate, Dr Afzal, Dr Fida, Naseer Jadoon, Junaid Qasim, Akhtar Nawaz, Raja Kamran, Gulzar Abbasi and many others strictly criticized MPL-N and termed it “Nehru League” and follower of Gandhi.
They said that in 1947 people of Hazara casted vote in the favour of Pakistan in referendum whereas ANP opposed to be inducted Hazara in Pakistan. They said that PML-N for the sake of 3rd time premiership for Nawaz Sharif, stood with the ANP for the change of the name of NWFP as Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.
They said that Nawaz Sharif was elected twice from Hazara despite being an outsider but he stabbed in the back of Hazaraties. They said that due to the selfish action of Nawaz Sharif, people of Hazara disinherited him and “now he even cannot come to Hazara.” They said that people of Hazara always scarified for the interests of the country and two big dams Tarbela Dam and Ghazi Barotha Project were constructed in Hazara but constantly people of Hazara were being ignored. They said that 18th Amendment benefited only three persons President Zardari, Asfandyar Wali and Nawaz Sharif whereas there was nothing for the common people in that amendment. Baba Haider Zaman said that Hazara province was a dream of the people of Hazara, which was about to be realized very soon.