Stop fiddling with the sentiments of the people of Punjab, Mr. Chief Minister, by giving them false hopes of providing relief in the load shedding of electricity, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President PPP Central Punjab, while addressing the charged jialas of PPP Workers Conventions in Arifwala, district Pakpattan today.
He was referring to the Punjab government’s announcement yesterday of building a power plant in Shaikhupura fueled by LNG to produce more than thousand mw of electricity. He said it would be too little and too late and even that possibility seemed a distant dream when reviewed in the context of the track record of this government’s performance in this regard.
He said that the people of the country considered the previous government of PPP in good light when compared with the performance of this government that seemed as having total disconnect with the problems of the people. Their apathy is simply unprecedented, he added.
He announced his prediction that this government of Punjab would not hold local bodies’ elections for fear of its inevitable defeat in the face of its popularity graph that was at the lowest ebb. People are fed up with this government and their patience is running out to take then on, he said.
He demanded that the Punjab Government should immediately announce election schedule as per the instructions of the Court for holding elections in the month of November this year.
He castigated the government for pursuing anti-farmers policies who were facing the appalling economic hardships because they had been left at the mercy of the market forces and the middle man. They are not getting even the cost of their produces not to speak of profit, he argued.
He demanded that the rice growers should be compensated at the rate of Rs. 5000 per acre as promised by the government adding that the indifference of the government was unforgiving in this count because it had turned its blind eye to their economic woes.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo announced amid the round of applause that Chairman Bilawal Bhutto would come to Pakistan in the month of April and would meet the workers and the office bearers of the Party. He is the true representative of the youth because he understands the problems of the youth as he belongs to the same age group, he asserted.
PPP is the Party of labour, farmers, harris, women, minorities, students and youth and had done a great job for their rights in the past adding that the Party would continue its struggle for the full realization of their rights and their empowerment.
He described that the PTI was an inexperienced political Party adding that its government in the KPK had yet to prove its worth in the province. He predicted that it would not be able to meet the expectations of the people of KPK and its graph would decline at a faster pace in the future.
He criticized the Punjab government for its abject failure to control the surge of heinous crimes in the province adding that the people were suffering in acute sense of insecurity as their life and property were insecure.
Earlier, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo went to the mazar of Baba Faraid Shaharghanj(Pakpattan) and offered fatheta.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo is accompanied by Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Suhail Milk, Dewan Mohyuddin, Khurram Jehangir Wattoo, MPA,Mian Abdul Waheed, Manzoor Maneka, Maulana Yusuf Awan, Abid Siddique, Dr, Khayyam etc.