DAP demands written order against land eviction

DAP workers during a protest demonstration at Batote on Wednesday.
DAP workers during a protest demonstration at Batote on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
BATOTE, Feb 1: Democratic Azad Party (DAP) here today continued protest demonstration against the land eviction order.
Workers and leaders of DAP demanded written order by LG administration mentioning that no poor shall be touched by the authorities during land eviction drive.
“While the Government on one side gives verbal assurances that no poor shall be touched, on the other hand the authorities are demolishing properties of poor and needy people,” DAP vice chairman G.M Saroori said.
He said, the Government shall clear the confusion and give a written order to all district authorities, directing them not to touch properties of the poor.
DAP chief spokesperson, Salman Nizami said if the Government is saying that poor people will not be touched then why the notices are served to all?
“Poor people have nowhere to go. Government can’t act so brutally and destroy their homes,” he maintained. The protesters raised slogans against anti-encroachment drive launched by the government and said that DAP will not stay silent unless they get a written assurance. “As long as the written assurances are not given we will continue protest,” the protesters said.
R.S Chib, DAP general secretary also addressed protesters over phone.
A memorandum in this regard was submitted to Tehsildar Batote in presence of DAP vice chairman G.M Saroori.