Bara Kahu Protests May Spread Throughout PakistanBy Ali Yar Khan • Mar 19th, 2010 • Category: Politics • 4 Comments
It’s extremely ridiculous to even think that the federal government is brushing aside the violent protests as carried out by the banned religious outfits. Media has been reporting live from the Bara Kahu and suburbs of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and everyone knows that it’s just common public who is ill at ease with the current happenings.
These are the people who are dying due to the price hike, poverty, helplessness, police torture, court apathy, government disinterest. Common public gets to encounter the transporters and shopkeepers on daily basis. Government has no hold and control over this transporter mafia and market mafia. These mafias control the prices and they set the prices at their will.
Government has no public transport system whatsoever in any city of Pakistan including the capital Islamabad. Only mode of transport for the public to come for work and education is the private transports. The transporters increase the fares at their will and now it has become impossible for the people to afford them.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said youth wings of some political parties provoked protestors in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. For God’s sake, this is common public who have found this way to ooze out their anger and frustration and this could spread throughout the country because this is the same plight in every city, town and village of Pakistan.