KARACHI: Women activists taking strong exception to demands forwarded by Tehreek e Insaaf leaders have urged them to focus on improved governance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Talking to APP Tuesday they said there may be substance in the demand for revamping the electoral system and that allegations about rigging can not also be denied yet this was not the time for pressing the otherwise genuine concern.
“I alongwith my family had voted for PTI but do not think that this was time to go for these demands,” said Advocate Shabana Ali.
Shabana, a practicing lawyer and political activist said the foundations of the country being threatened by terrorists and army engaged in a battle with them demanded unity in our ranks.
As for call for fresh national polls, she said the heavy expenses incurred in any such exercise and given the financial difficulties country is exposed to turn the proposition implausible.
“Moreover, I believe that PML (N) must be allowed to complete its tenure as had been the PPP government,” she said.
In reply to a question, she cited Tahir ul Qadri to be a non-entity.
“It is extremely unfortunate that our otherwise bonafide politicians have allowed this man to grow too big for his boots at the cost of the country itself,” said the activist.
Naz Fatima, a representative of Karachi Women Garment Workers Association said PTI which till recently enjoyed a massive public support is registered to be losing its ground due to its somewhat dual approach vis a vis the issue of rigging.
“I would suggest the PTI leaders to establish their credential through deliverance of good governance in KPK and gain sound grounds for a massive and country wide victory in the next national polls.
Ayesha Khatoon, a representative of home based workers urged the politicians to have mercy on the marginalized sections of the society.
“We at the current point can not afford any halt to economic activity,” she said.