Our Pakistan correspondent has confirmed that RJA ended his fast unto death after firm assurance from parliamentarians that they would present his anti-corruption bill in the next session of the parliament as predicted on the Pakistan Forum – Pakistaniaat yesterday. The parliamentarians who gave assurance to RJA included PML-N MNA Anoosha Rehman, PPP MNA Farahnaz Isfahani, PPP Senators Safdar Abbasi & Laskar Raisani, National Party VP Senator Hasil; Bizenjo, and PPP MNA Syed Akhundzada Chattan.
RJA was observing fast unto death since 12th September to press for his demands for ending corruption and making Pakistan a social welfare state. Tuesday was the 9th day of RJA”s protest. He ended his hunger strike in the presence of electronic and print media persons covering the event. Leading light of lawyers movement Ch. Aitzaz Ahsen served the hunger striker with a glass mango juice. RJA was rushed to hospital right after this event.
Other political personalities and social activists present at the occasion included Alia Ameer Ali, Workers Party leader Asim Sajjad, famous minorities leader J.A. Saliq and Awami party President Dr. Hassan
Nasir. Earlier Lord Nazir, member of British House of Lords called RJA and assured him of his full support. RJA thanked the parliamentarians of their support so did Secretary General Awami Party Malik Ayoub.
The Pakistan Forum covered the news from beginning to end as the events unfolded. In this regard no other electronic or print media forum could match the dedication and commitment of the Pakistan Forum. This record would serve as a source of inspiration and
we are thankful to our sources in Pakistan as well RJA himself for keeping us informed. Pakistaniaat will highlight the lessons learned from this campaign in coming days and follow the legislative processing of the corruption bill in the parliament. It is hoped that the people of Pakistan would be the ultimate beneficiaries of this unique campaign.
- Raja Jahangir Akhtar: Hunger Strike Begins on 9/12 (thepakistanforum.net)