Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, while talking to media in Nanakana sahib today said that the government was violating the Charter of Democracy (COD) because it was not respecting the mandate of the PPP that had emerged as the single largest Party in the recently held Senate elections. It has the right to elect Chairman and Deputy Chairman and hectic efforts of the PML (N) for its own candidates at this stage were violation of the essence of the agreement, he argued.
Earlier, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo while addressing the PPP workers, Office bearers and the district Presidents in Nanakana sahib condemned the government for using the state machinery to intimidate the voters to cast vote in favour of ruling Party candidates. PPP is going to write to the Election Commission of Pakistan to disqualify the PML (N) candidate to contest the elections because government is using the provincial administration in gross violation of the election laws, he added.
He further said that the PML (N) government had failed to deliver and its credibility among the people was at the lowest ebb. They promised to the people to control load shedding in months than years but now they are maintaining it was not possible to control it even within the next three years, he added. They lied to the people then to get their votes and they are lying now as well, he asserted.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo also constituted a three-member high level Committee consisting Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Raja Riaz and Chuadhry Manzoor Ahmed, that would coordinate and supervise the bye-election campaign in NA-137 where Shah Jehan Bhatti was the PPP candidate.
He also constituted 31 sub-committees of all union council of the constituency consisting influential PPP local leaders in the respective union councils mandated to go door to door and seek the votes of the people by projecting their candidate is a committed to their welfare. PPP is the only Party that has the doable programme to solve the problems of the poor people.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo also criticized the present government for its anti-farmers policies adding that basmati, sugarcane and potatoes growers had been ruined due to the step motherly treatment of the government. PPP expresses its total solidarity with the Kisssan Ittehad who has been protesting for the acceptance of their demands, he stated.
He strongly condemned the use of force against the farmers in Vehari adding the use of blatant force would not deter the Organization not to confront the tyranny of the government.
He added that farmers always got handsome return of their produces during PPP government that evolved a system in form of TCP to stabilize the market prices in the best economic interests of the growers.