Kejriwal's popularity crosses border; now, AAP launched in Pakistan

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Islamabad, March 10: It seems that Arvind Kejriwal's popularity has snubbed all disputes and crossed the India-Pakistan border. Inspired by Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a right activist from Gurjanwala -- Arslan-ul-Mulk formed an AAP-like party in Pakistan. The newly formed AAP has been registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The AAP chairman said his party will strive to make Pakistan a country as dreamt by its founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah. Interestingly, Mulk has announced to sit on a hunger strike, a form of protest widely undertaken by the leaders of Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, outside Punjab Assembly next week.

The leaders of AAP will sit on strike in front of the Assembly demanding acceptance of Police Reforms and Anti Torture Bill 2014. The assembly is currently in session.

The leaders of AAP will sit on strike in front of the Pakistan Assembly

"Is today's Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah had envisioned? Is this a state where all are equal and enjoying the fruits of freedom? The present leadership, both political and bureaucracy, has lost the essence of why Pakistan was created". The AAP will strive for that cherished dream of the founder of Pakistan," Mulk said.

He said, "Twenty AAP workers and I were detained and tortured at central Jail Gujranwala last month. Physical assaults, illegal forced physical labour and detention in solitary cells kept for hardened criminals commonly known as "Chaki's" were meted out to us."

He said his party would protest against police torture. "I have chosen hunger strike as an ultimate mode of political protest against pervasive injustice," he said.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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