Karachi: The Awami National Party will observe a “peaceful strike” on 12th
May to remember the martyrs of the May 12 [2007] massacre, Provincial President
ANp Sindh Senator Shahi Syed said on Sunday..

“This is our democratic right and the ANP will observe the day at all costs,”
he said. S said that not only ANP workers were killed on that fateful day but
activists of different parties were also killed.

He urged all the affected parties to join hands with the ANP to make the strike
a success.

He demanded that the government announce a public holiday on the occasion.
“Those opposing the call of a peaceful strike on May 12 are responsible for the
carnage,” he said. “Section 144 cannot force us to forget martyrs.” He also
asked all the political parties to work for peace in the city, as, according
him, Karachi was the city of all communities and it was their responsibility to
maintain peace.