Islamabad, October 18: “The unfortunate incident in which an employee of NATCO was allegedly abducted and tortured is an organized conspiracy against the Progressive Youth Front”, Baba Jan, Chief organizer of PYF told Pamir Times. “The place from where Sultan Ayub was allegedly abducted is surrounded by dozens of shops, offices, and located at a prominent public place. How is it possible for someone to abduct a person from such a public place without any reaction or resistance”, Baba Jan questioned.
Referring to an earlier incident of political abduction he said that workers of PPP had abducted Amir Hayat, a resident of Hussain Abad and a former member of district council, in the nineties to reap political objectives.
He said that federalist parties, especially PPP and PML – N, are afraid of the popularity of PYF and they are hatching conspiracies to defame the party. He warned that if cases were registered against the “innocent” workers of PYF ‘a series of never ending protests would engulf the region and all the responsibilities will lie with the local administration and the federal government’.
He denied the allegation that speakers had threatened at a rally of the AHAC to abduct family members of a prominent social worker “dodging the people of Hunza”. However, he said that speakers, including himself and Ghazanfar Ali Khan, had proposed punishment, like ‘blackening of face’, for ‘dissenters and traitors’ of AHAC. He also confirmed that slogans were raised against Zafar Iqbal in Aliabad.
He further said, responding to a question, that “leaders of PPP and PML – N stayed indoors like scared cats and did not step out to file their nomination papers while Zafar Iqbal filed his nomination paper through his agent so the slogans were raised against him only”.
He blamed PPP for failure of AHAC. “Wazir Baig, Ghulam Muhammad and Fida Karim were part of AHAC but they dodged us to please their Pakistani masters”, Baba Jan said.