Executive Committee Punjab PPP, met here today under the chair of Mian Manzoor Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, to discuss the arrangements to make the forthcoming visit of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former President Asif Ali Zardari to Lahore a great success. The visit will take place during next week, said Manzoor Wattoo while talking to media.
While winding up the meeting, Manzoor Wattoo said that the visit of Chairman and the former President to Lahore was a great opportunity to make Punjab as the strong hold of the PPP yet again.
He asked to the divisional co-ordinators, district Presidents and the office bearers at the gross roots level to start preparations in full swing by motivating the workers and local leadership and also mount flags, flexes and banners in their respective areas so that the whole province give a look of grand reception to their leader.
He also asked the office bearers to send the names of those whom they consider suitable for meeting with the Chairman so that the modalities could be worked out well in advance.
Mian Manzoor Wattoo said that he would present PPP, Punjab, to the Chairman as a well-organized Party ready to play its role worthy of the traditions of the Party.
Later, while addressing the press conference, Manzoor Wattoo rejected the Pakistan Protection Ordinance in the present form because it was black law which grossly at variance with the fundamental rights and civil liberties.
He further said that the PPP government managed to bring 18th, 19th and 20th amendment with consensus but the present government could not bring single legislation and the present controversy on PPO speaks volumes of the government political inaptness.,
He further said that the Executive Committee rejected the privatization policy of the government because it was designed to benefit the crony capitalism at the expense of the poor labour that had no other means of livelihood.
The Executive Committee demanded that wheat subsidy to the G/B people should be restored without fail adding that the PPP government did not think of withdrawing it due to the conditions in the region.
He said that four committees had been constituted to manage the responsibilities relating to the visit. These include the Reception Committee, Projection/Publicity Committee, Cultural Committee and Administrative Committee. These Committees will work under the overall supervision of the President Punjab PPP.
Earlier, the participants gave very useful proposals and expressed their full confidence that they would spare no effort in making the visit of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari a resounding success.
All of them offered their services and assistance to the Chair with great enthusiasm and conveyed that workers and the local leaders were excited to meet their Chairman who was the grandson of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and son of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. They see in him those great leaders in form and faculties, they added.
Secretary General, Tanvir Ashraf Kaira also spoke on the occasion and thanked the Party workers who facilitated those who went to Ghari Khuda Bux to participate in the 35th anniversary of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto this year.