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Thousands rally for Musharraf in Chitral

CHITRAL, April 30: Thousands of people attended at a rally here on Tuesday in solidarity with former President Gen (retired) Pervez Musharraf. They also condemned the one-sided state discrimination against the former president. mush copyThe rally was held under the aegis of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Chitral. Despite heavy rain and blockade of roads to many sub-valleys, a large number of people attended the rally in a short notice. Led by Shahzada Iftikharuddin and Shahzada Khalid Pervez of the APML, the rally started from Chew Bridge and ended at Polo Ground where it turned into a big public meeting. The participants of the rally were chanting slogans in favour of Gen Musharraf. Speaking on the occasion, APML leaders and elders from different areas said the discriminatory treatment against Musharraf had hurt the people of Chitral. They said Musharraf was the real benefactor of Chitral and the people of Chitral were saddened on his disqualification from contesting elections from NA-32. Bachhara Khan from the Kalash valley said that if someone brings the stick of Musharraf and asks him to vote he will vote for Musharraf’s stick. He said the former president had won the hearts and minds of the people of Chitral not only by constructing the Lowari tunnel and launching other projects but also through his well wishes for the half million Chitralis. Ejallullah Khan from Ayun and the chairman of Orgoch also praised Musharraf for his unforgettable services for Chitral. APML candidate for NA-32 Shahzada Iftikharuddin and Shahzada Khalid Pervez said that the people of Chitral would never forget the services rendered by Musharraf. They said people of Chitral would vote for the APML and the seat would be vacated whenever the former president comes to Chitral after fighting the fabricated cases against him. The speakers also said that those politicians of Chitral who had filed objections with the high court tribunal in Peshawar against Musharraf had committed treachery against the people of Chitral. These politicians when in power did nothing but they are now blood thirsty for Musharraf, who did a lot for the backward Chitral valley, they added. Mohsin Hayat, the young singer of the famous song, Musharrafo Khidmaat, on the occasion performed and the participants of the rally danced. They were chanting slogan “Mohsin-e-Chitral Musharraf, We want Musharraf.”]]>

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