Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader says he is not fighting against any specific person or political party but against poverty, hunger, unemployment
Bahawalpur: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), has said the law should be THE same for everyone and vowed that PPP after coming to power would ensure rule of law in the country.
He said the PPP would make a clean sweep in the general election and vowed the party would fulfil promise of making southern Punjab a province.
Addressing a public gathering and talking to newsmen in Uch Sharif area of Bahawalpur district on Saturday night, he said PPP’s manifesto targeted elimination of poverty and provision of employment to jobless youth.
“I have been working to fulfil dream of my mother Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who wanted to see elimination of poverty and a prosperous Pakistan,” he said.
He said he was not fighting against any specific person or political party but against poverty, hunger, unemployment and financial injustice.
“My fight is against poverty, hunger, unemployment and financial injustice,” he said.
He said that he wanted establishment of a society where every person has right to access to all required facilities.
“After covering a long distance, I reached Uch Sharif that remembered welcomes to my mother Shaheed Benazir Bhutto as I was accorded warm welcome by people of Uch Sharif,” he said.
He said that his grandfather, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged by dictator, his uncle, Shahnawaz Bhutto was poisoned and another uncle, Murtaza Bhutto was shot dead.
“My mother Benazir Bhutto was martyred at Liquat Bagh Rawalpindi and my father, Asif Ali Zardari remained imprisoned for 11 years,” he said.
He said that every mother of the country was his mother and vowed that he would continue struggle for protection of rights of downtrodden segments of the society.
“PPP wants end of exploitation of rights of common people,” he said.
He said that PPP made 14 new universities, installed water filter plants and provided interest-free loans to people, especially women.
He alleged that Pakistan Muslim League-N failed in removing sense of deprivation prevailed in people of southern Punjab adding that while the party was in power.
“PML-N could not resolve issues and problems confronted by masses but it was only PPP that took concreted and practical steps to resolve all legitimate issues of people,” he said.
He said that PPP is a pro-farmer community party that has resolved to provide all required facilities to peasants. “PPP has planned to register all farmers of the country and provide them with interest-free agricultural loans and subsidy on fertilisers,” he said. He added that peasants could play vital role in the economy.
He said that credit went to only PPP that had history of struggle for restoration and smooth flourishing of democracy. “I will complete mission of my mother Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who struggled for protection of rights of oppressed segments of the society,” he said. “PPP has been working on agenda of provision of “Roti, Kapra aur Makan” to all poor people as it is manifesto of the party,” he said.
He urged people to vote for PPP candidates in general elections. “PPP is largest and most popular political party of the country that worked for protection of rights of people in latter and spirit,” he said.
He said that after coming in power, PPP would issue Benazir Kisan Card and Health Card for providing required facilities to farmers and common people, respectively. He said that PPP would take special measures for resolution of major issues of the country including Kashmir dispute issue.
He was accompanied by senior leader of PPP and ex-governor Punjab, Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood, PPP candidate for Bahawalpur-04, NA-174, Makhdoom Ali Hassan Gilani and other party leaders. A large number of party activists and common people attended the PPP public gathering.
Earlier, before coming at public gathering, the convoy of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari proceeded to visit shrine of Makhdoom Jalal-ud-Din Surkh Bukhari but it was stopped by local police to visit the shrine. However, later, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his convoy were allowed to visit the shrine.