Gul Hammad Farooqi
Chitral, April 30: Supporters of Pervez Musharraf held a rally in Chitral today. Starting from tChew bridge, the rally ended at the Polo ground Chitral, passing through various bazars and streets. The rally was led by Shahzada Khalid Parvez, president of All Pakistan Muslim League and candidate from PK 89 and his elder brother Shahzada Iftikharuddin candidate for NA 32 on APML tickets. The APML workers carrying banners and placards chanted “Parvez Musharaf Zindabad” and called him a benefactor of Chitral.
Speaker appreciated Musharraf for completing the construction of Lawari Tunnel, which is the lifeline for Chitral. They harshly criticized the local politicians who had challenged Musharraf’s nomination papers in an Election Tribunal in Peshawar. “They (the local politicians) are traitors of Chitral”, a charged speaker said.
The participants danced to the tone of a highly popular Khowar language (Chitrali) song which surfaced after the former dictator’s arrival in Pakistan.
The rally was attended by thousands of people and after a number of speeches it dispersed peacefully.