Dictatorships are covert attacks on Pakistan’s survival: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said dictatorships were in fact covert attacks on the survival of a Pakistan, fully devoted to follow its founders mission and shine in future as a model democratic Muslim nation.

On his message on the occasion of International Day of Democracy, he said Egyptian or Bangladesh models are the perils roaming the minds of those who lack foresights. Unable to attract people’s aspiration thus sure not be chosen by the masses, these elements then weaken democracy and hit at its roots through not-so-secret conspiracies.

He said Pakistan lost its popular and charismatic elected Prime Ministers Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and thousands of democratic workers in its war for democracy. “Pakistanis have sacrificed more than many nation’s independence movements in their struggle for democracy then true democracy. This shows their commitment and appetite form democratic order, which ensures equal rights for every segment of the society,” he added.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said free, fair and transparent electoral system was the integral part of a democratic order for containing the loop-holes that allow the undemocratic candidates and groups to steal the votes. PPP has put into place a mechanism to induct a consensus caretaker government to conduct transparent elections. However, electoral reforms should be a continuous process till a fool-proof electoral system is in place, he further said.

Pointing out to the current crisis, he said at this time unity of democratic forces is of the utmost importance. Terrorism and extremism are the major cancer infesting our country and predicting a dreadful future in case all our people and their institutions if they didn’t move forward in an integrated manner, PPP Chairperson stated.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stressed that truly democratic forces should not adopt violence for the demands as we never called for violence and raised “Democracy is the Best Revenge” slogan even after martyrdom of our beloved leader Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.

He said the best way to celebrate democracy in current situation was to look after Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan and the millions of people facing the flooding in Punjab, Sindh and Azad Kashmir by providing adequate relief and rescue to them. PPP is doing its part and rest should also follow the suit, he added.

PPP Chairperson said democracy and dialogue survive together and stressed both should stay together for a brilliant future of Pakistan and its people.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari hand over 30 trucks loaded with relief goods

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI: In a ceremony held at the Bilawal House today, Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari handed over 30 trucks loaded with relief goods which include food items, clothes, medicines etc to the PPP delegation led by PPP Central Punjab President Mian Manzoor Watto.
Mian Manzoor Watto who was accompanied by Tanveer Ashraf Qaira and others thanked PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Government for their timely support.
It may be noted that the Sindh Government on the directives of former President Asif Ali Zardari has already given Rs100 million cheque to Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif for welfare of flood affected people.
Mian Manzoor Watto said that he was taking first phase of 30 trucks of relief goods to Punjab and the Party leadership had promised to send him 20 more relief goods trucks in the second phase. “Our leadership has mobilized Party in the flood affected areas of Punjab and we are very much there to help our brethren,” he assured.
On this occasion PPP leader Faryal Talpur said that the Party would continue their support to the flood affected people of Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari hand over Rs100 million from Sindh Govt Add in the flood affected people of Azad Kashmir

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a simple ceremony handed over a Rs100 million cheque from Sindh government to the delegation of Azad Kashmir led by Speaker AJK Assembly Mr. Ghulam Sadiq for the assistance of flood affected people of Azad Kashmir.
Mr. Bilawal Bhutto was accompanied by MNA Faryal Talpur, Sindh chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Information and Local government Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, MPA Syed Awais Muzaffar and PPP leader Sherry Rehman.
The AJK government delegation comprising Education Minister Abdul Waheed and Chaudhry Abdul Rasheed Minister for Works & Services received the cheque and thanked the party leadership and Sindh government for their sympathy and support to the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir at the time of need.