Bilawal taking up some responsibilities in September: Zardari
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday night announced that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would be taking up some political responsibilities in September this year. The president’s announcement came during a meeting with PPP parliamentarians and office bearers from Gujranwala Division here at the Presidency.
Briefing journalists, Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the president said that the PPP government has had no smooth sailing and despite negative propaganda against the government and the party, we have not only survived but had waded through gigantic challenges successfully and achieved significant achievements on all fronts.
“The PPP would continue the forward march and conquer all the challenges, and in the next two years we have to reach out to the people and also make new political alignments,” he said.
He reiterated firm resolve of the government and the party to serve the country and the masses with full dedication and putting the country back on the path of progress and prosperity.
He urged the party parliamentarians and office bearers to dedicate themselves for the welfare of the people as the performance in the government will speak and determine party position in the next general elections to be held after two years.
He said that the PPP after completing more than half of its tenure in the government, the party has now entered into the election mode and asked party workers and MPs to enhance contacts with voters of their respective constituencies.
The president said that PPP, being the major political force and equally popular in all parts of the country, would continueto work for strengthening democratic institutions in the country, besides restoring law & order and economic stability in the country.
The president said that the people have reposed great confidence in the party, and we all must struggle both individually and collectively to rise to their expectations and could proudly face the voters in the next elections.
The president asked them to analyze the results of each and every bye- elections with a view to drawing lessons from it and enable yourself to prepare for future electoral contests in an effective manner. The spokesperson said that there was also a discussion on the results of bye-elections in Punjab and the lessons learnt from it.
The president said that a party was also in a way like individual and said that the greater the inner strength of a party the greater is ability to approach its weakness with courage and hope. The president also touched on the presidential reference to revisit the case of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for which the Supreme Court has already constituted a bench for hearing.
He said that party had no intentions to seek revenge from anybody by sending the reference to the Supreme Court but the party just wanted to put right a historic wrong. The Party MPs and office bearers present during the meeting spoke on host of issues, including current political situation, coalition matters, alliance adjustment, Party organization and also raised issues relating to their constituencies. The president assured them that their issues concerning their constituencies would be addressed. The meeting reposed full confidence in the leadership of the PPP Co- Chairman, President Asif Ali Zardari.
Source: The News