Asif Ali Zardari asks Party to get ready for local bodies’ polls

Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari presiding over a meeting of parliamentarians and leaders of PPP KPK at Zardari House Islamabad.
Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari presiding over a meeting of parliamentarians and leaders of PPP KPK at Zardari House Islamabad.

Islamabad March 13, 2015: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the Party to get ready for the forthcoming local bodies polls due this year and asked party leaders to reach out to the people.

He said this during a meeting with delegation comprising of legislators and Party office bearers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa led by provincial President Senator Khanzada Khan that called on him in Zardari House in Islamabad Friday evening. Former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and vice president pppp Sherry Rehman also attended the meeting.

The former President said that he will soon visit Peshawar to meet party workers ahead of the local bodies’ polls and asked the provincial chapter of the Party to undertake the ground work for this purpose..

Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the Co-Chairman made it clear the Party wanted elections to all tiers of local bodies on party basis and asked Party leaders to draw up committees at various levels to head hunt suitable candidates and plan electioneering campaign.

The Party Co-Chair also directed former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and vice president Sherry Rehman to visit Peshawar ahead of his own visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to prepare ground and assist the provincial President Khanzada Khan and cabinet for mobilization of the Party at grass roots level.

Mr. Asif Ali Zardari said that local bodies are the nurseries of democracy and it was essential that elections to these nurseries were held on party basis. He commended the party leaders and workers in the province for carrying out political work and despite militants’ threats and heavy odds.

You should remember that your fate as well as the fate of the Party is in the hands of the people and this realization should serve as your political compass, he told the delegation.
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