Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood, President PPP South Punjab while addressing the Executive Council of the Party and Workers Convention at Vehari today said that the leadership of each union council should enroll one thousand new members by April this year adding those who fail will be laid off without exception.
He maintained that the successful campaign for enrolment would ensure the brighter prospects for the Party in the South Punjab that was hitherto under represented.
He expressed his confidence that the PPP would sweep south Punjab next time because the people of the region considered PPP as their true representative and had undertaken a number of steps for their empowerment.
He pointed out the step motherly treatment of the PML (N) government meted out to the South Punjab by saying that not a single Senator had been nominated by the PML (N) that reflected the political apathy of this government leading to political alienation of the people of the region.
He said that the leadership of the incumbent government did not had the vision and indeed treading on the trajectory of adhocism adding that in the absence of road map the solution of the complex problems facing the country would remain a distant dream.
He regretted that the present government leadership had weakened the democratic institutions those were considerably strengthened by the PPP government. He added that the PPP restored the constitution in original form by steering the passage of the 18th amendment with consensus.
He further said that the former President Asif Ali Zardari delegated his powers to the Parliament and thus removed the Damocles’ sword all the times hanging on elected governments. He expressed his disapproval to the fact that the present government had conceded the considerable political space to the status-quo forces which was acquired by the PPP government during the five years of its government.
While talking about the PTI Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood said that PTI future was predictably oblique because Imran Khan did not possess the necessary acumen and experience to deal with the complex issues of governance.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo while addressing the Convention warned the Punjab government to by each grain of wheat failing which the farmers of Punjab would take on the government and it would not find a place to hide.
He criticized the anti-farmers policies of this government that were playing havoc with economic interests of growers because they had been left at the mercy of the middleman.
He said that the appointment of Makdoom Ahmed Mahmood as the President of South Punjab was a very good decision of Co-Chairman because he was an honest, competent and experienced politician.
He recalled that Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood played a leading role in the movement for the creation of South Punjab as new province considering it as the only solution to address their political and economic alienation.
Mr. Haider Zaman Qureshi, Senior Vice President South Punjab, while addressing said that the agricultural sector should be treated at par with the industrial sector in extending credit facilities to the farmers.
Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood and Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo were received by the PPP local leaders and workers when they arrived at Vehari Airport. Natasha Doltana Ex-MNA and Abdul Qadir Shaheen and Zafar Qureshi also accompanied them.