CHITRAL: The PPP Chitral on Friday observed a black day against the imposition of martial law in the country by Gen Ziaul Haq on July 5, 1977.
PPP Lower Chitral President Alam Zeb Adv, Chairman Bilawal Force Sardar Hussain, Labour wing chief Anisuddin, Javed Iqbal, Jamiluddin and others spoke on the occasion.
The speakers said Gen Zia after taking over promised to hold elections in 90 days and hand over power back to the civilians but ruled the country for 11 years.
The country witnessed the scourges of sectarianism, lawlessness and cultures of heroin and Kalashnikov during the military rule of Gen Zia, they said.
They said the PPP leadership always rendered sacrifices for the cause of democracy and people’s basic rights.
The speakers regretted that today conspiracies were also being hatched against democracy and the selected government was targeting the opposition in order to conceal its failure to deliver.
The participants paid tributes to all those who sacrificed for democracy and vowed to continue struggle for strengthening democratic values.
Reporting: Syed Nazir Hussain Shah