To observe the 38th death anniversary of founding leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the party organised a public rally in Garhi Khuda Bux.
Asif Ali Zardari reaches the stage and starts his address.
“PPP is not afraid of people who are trying to target the party,” he said. “We are ready for the elections and I promise you we will win,” he added.
“We have no electricity or water and yet they claim to be very smart and reject claims of corruption. We are awaiting Panama verdict,” he claimed.
Zardari was followed by Bilawal Bhutto who spoke about all the sacrifices of the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. “Even after 38 years, Bhutto’s name makes people teary eyed,” he said.
“What was Bhutto’s crime? All the children know that Bhutto’s crime was that he wanted to bring freedom in the country. He made Pakistan a nuclear power. “
“Sadly, till now Bhutto has not gotten justice neither have his heirs,” he remarked. “Bhutto is the name of a struggle, an idealogy and not just a person.”
“We are engaged in an ideological battle. They [the rulers] have neither any economic nor any foreign affairs policy.”
The rulers are not interested in Panama’s verdict than about the well-being of the people, remarked Bilawal.
“If there is progress then why are the number of Pakistan’s loans increasing? Why are the number of imports decreasing and exports increasing?,” he asked.
“Mian Sahab, the people of Sindh know you well,” he remarked. “You [Nawaz Sharif] claim that your heart goes out to the people. However, you have done nothing for the people,” Bilawal alleged. “Mian Sahab, you are playing a very dangerous game.“
“I completely trust the youth of the country,” he stressed. The youth should not be aloof to the problems of the country. “It is us [the youth] who have to finish the menace of corruption.”
He called the youth to join him in his struggle and support the party. The leader also spoke about female empowerment and said that his mother set an example for women empowerment.
PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari had reached Naudero earlier in the day to attend the rally.
A mushaira was also held before the address of the leaders.
PPP followers, otherwise more commonly known as jiyalas, from all walks of life came to attend the rally and participated with fervour.
Earlier, speaking at a rally in Garhi Khuda Bux, Pakistan Peoples Party- Shaheed Bhutto chairperson Ghinwa Bhutto said that progress does not come just after building roads. Economic terrorism is the worst form of terrorism, she remarked.
Around 7,000 police officers, including female cops and traffic police personnel, have been deployed to ensure security of the rally along with aerial surveillance. Female cops and traffic police personnel
After the rally, a high-level party meeting at Naudero House will be held, which will be attended by members of the PPP central executive council