Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, has criticized the present government for perpetrating political victimization of the PPP party leaders. He said that the support for democracy should not be treated as the weakness of the Party.
He said that the politically motivated cases against former Prime Ministers and former Federal Minister for Commerce and Trade should be dropped because politics of victimization was counter-productive and self-defeating and country’s history was testimony to it.
He urged upon the government to desist from repeating the history which was the stated commitment contained in the Charter of Democracy signed on May 14, 2006, in London between the two Parties.
He pointed out that during the previous PPP government’s five years tenure there not a single political prisoner in the country adding the Party completed the tenure while practicing the policy of reconciliation in letter and spirit.
He added that the politics of vendetta was a flagrant violation of the democratic practices and therefore should be jettisoned for all times to come.
The politics of witch hunting had inflicted irreparable damages to the federation and to the democracy and it was incumbent upon the political leadership to exhibit statesmanship because the country could not afford the politics of brinkmanship when it was on the cross road of its destiny.
Their whole focus should be building bridges among themselves in order to enable the country to bulwark the challenges of extremism and terrorism those had embroiled the country posing existential threat.