Lahore: The Okara heavyweight and the Secretary General of Anjuman Mazareen Punjab [peasant movement] Mehr Abdul Sattar has been given the ticket for Punjab Assembly.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was praised for awarding ticket to Sattar by most of its critics including Iman Zainab Mazari, anchor Kamran Yousuf and several others.
Anjuman Mazareen Punjab (AMP) leader Mehr Abdul Sattar is popular for leading a mass campaign for the ownership rights of farmers and peasants, whereas, he had also spent years in jail for raising voice for the peasants’ rights.
He had joined the PTI in October last year.
Sattar had been arrested on April 16, 2016 during a raid on his house at the military farms after he announced holding a big rally at his village, Chak 4/4-L, on the eve of International Farmers’ Day.
A Sahiwal anti-terrorism court had sentenced him to 10 years in jail in 2018.
He was leading a military farms’ peasants movement to win ownership rights since 2001