Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President PPP Central Punjab, while addressing a lively PPP Workers Convention held here today in jam packed Jinnah Hall expressed his apprehension of the PML(N) government’s packing up during this summer due to the unbearable load shedding of electricity that would trigger unprecedented protest right across the country.
He said that the people were fed up of this government because now they were facing torturous load shedding of electricity in winter which was not there during PPP rule. Similarly, the PPP did not resort to domestic load shedding of gas but now the people are facing domestic load shedding of gas as well, he added.
He pointed out with regret that the government apparently had no road map to address this chronic problem that had the potential to create situation that the government would not be able to cope with.
He said that the government was the master of mismanagement which was evident from the petrol crisis that brought the normal life to a grinding halt in the province of Punjab. It is beyond comprehension to understand the crisis when complete data of demand and supply is available within no time.
He said that the present government was anti-farmer government because of the step motherly treatment being meted out to them in the face of their economic genocide. He added that growers of rice, sugarcane and potatoes were at the brink of disaster and the government apathy is unforgiving.
He demanded that the rice farmers should be given subsidy of Rs. 5000 as promised adding but inaction and inattention in this regard of the government clearly suggested that it had no soft corner for them.
He expressed his full confidence that the next government in Punjab would be of the PPP adding he was campaigning with this in mind. I am not talking this in the air because I had defeated the PML(N) government twice through democratic means in the past adding he has the sagacity to repeat it again.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the PTI was a new Party and lacked the experience of the practical politics and therefore it would not be able to meet the threshold. There is no substitute of experience adding that he will not say more in this regard.
He recalled that General Zia sent D.C. Islamabd to Zulfiaqar Ali Bhutto in Jail with clemency appeal but he refused to entertain and said that he would prefer to die in the hands of dictator to live in history. On the contrary, Sharifs could not bear the rigors of jail and hammered out an agreement and flew to Saudi Arabia leaving the Party and its workers at the mercy of the dictatorship.
He reminded that he made Hafizabad as district during his period of Chief Minisertship and would serve them even with more enthusiasm if events put him in such a position.
Mr. Tanvir Ashraf Kaira in his address said that he had the strong feelings that the PML(N) government was going and the PPP was coming because of the utter failure of the government in providing relief to the people.
Suhail Milk recounted the achievements of the PPP for the rights of the poor masses and labour of the country.
Earlier Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo was accorded jiala reception by the PPP workers at Shaikhupura, Pindi Bhatian, Rasool Pur and Hafizabad.
Those who accompanied Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo included Mian Muhammad Aslam Arian, Mian Abdul Waheed, Maulana Yusuf Awan, Abid Siddique, Rana Gul Nasir, Asef Khan, district president, Shaikhupura, Ejaz Samma, divisional codinator, Haq Nawaz Asad Ullha Papa, Dewan Shamin etc.