HYDERABAD: A threat of violent clashes looms large in Sindh’s second city Hyderabad and other parts of the province between activists of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and nationalist outfits as PPP plans to hold rallies in support of the new local government law on Monday while the nationalists have announced a black day.
With nationalist parties pouring scorn on the PPP and Muttahida Qaumi Movement over the new local government law, the PPP has been in a sense forced to display its political prowess.
While preparations for the public meeting are in their final stages at the ground behind a private hospital off National Highway, a war of words between the government and its opponents is also gaining pace.
All arrangements for rallies have been finalised and more than 10,000 security personnel will be deployed to prevent any law and order situation cropping up due to the expected agitation by nationalist workers.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah earlier on Sunday, chaired a high level meeting, to review the arrangements for PPP public meeting.
Federal Minister Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah , Sindh Ministers Aga Siraj Durrani, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Sharjeel Inam Memon, Jam Mehtab Dahar, Mir Nadir Khan Magsi, Haji Muzaffar Ali Shujjra, Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Rafiq Engineer also attended the meeting.
The Chief Minister directed Inspector General of Police to ensure fool-proof security at the public meeting. He said that PPP public meeting in Hyderabad on Sunday would be a historic meeting.
It would be participated by a large number of people. Thus, he said, fool-proof security was very much needed to ensure safety of the participants. This mammoth rally would foil the negative propaganda by political opponents, he said.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah, who is also provincial president of PPP , said that he would a lead a big rally of thousands of people from his native town Khairpur Mirs to Hyderabad. (agencies)