Call for the Cases against Bahria Town Demonstrators to be Withdrawn
On Sunday, dozens of Sindh local people demonstrated outside the National Press Club in Karachi, opposing the Sindh government and Bahria Town Karachi (BTK) for illegally filing fake FIRs against protesters connected with the June 6 incident. So, the BTK protesters call for the withdrawal of the cases against them.
On June 6, the native people of Sindh, whose land had been confiscated for the construction of Bahria Town Karachi BTK, conducted a peaceful protest outside the gate of Bahria Town. According to the protesters gathering, they claimed that the demonstrators outside Bahria Town had nothing to do with the violence and fire inside the town. They noted, however, that they were charged with the FIRs to stop their protests.
One of the protesters, Rizwan Haider, claimed that a conspiracy led to the punishment and detention of many Sindh local people and patriotic leaders in connection with the June 6 tragedy to silence their objections to Bahria Town Karachi BTK.
Protesters in Islamabad raised slogans while holding placards and a flag. They were members of the Awami National Party, Sindh Progressive Sangat, Sindh United Party, Sindh Action Committee, and Sindh Progressive Sangat. They requested the government to investigate the “false FIRs,” claiming that the charges were part of a conspiracy.
On May 21, certain nationalist parties, including Sindh United Party, Jeay Sindh Mahaz, Jeay Sindh, and Awami Tehreek, announced a protest against Bahria Town Karachi BKT.
According to the FIR, nationalist leaders like Qadir Magsi, Jalal Mehmood Shah, Sanan Qureshi, and Jan Mohammad Junejo assembled outside the BKT main gate with 8,000 to 10,000 people to deliver speeches against the housing project and incite people to violence.