Pakistan People’s Party is not under obligation of holding the fort of PML(N) government if it continue to dismantle it through its own egregious ways, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, Prsident Punjab PPP, while addressing an Iftar dinner hosted in his honour by PPP chapter, USA, in New York.
He added that the mandarins’ administrative inaptness was analogous to naivety as how they handled the Model Town incident by using brute police force in which 14 innocent PAT workers were killed and about hundred maimed.
He recalled that the successful ant- encroachment campaign of his time because it was across the board and even Party President of Sargodha Division and office bearers were not spared, The indiscriminate ant- encroachment was not only in full swing then but seen to be so, he said.
The Nandipur Hydel Project, he said, was another manifestation of their flawed administrative acumen because its mal-functioning had exploded in the face of Punjab Chief Minister who promised to the nation to control the load shedding in months not in years. His first much boasted undertaking has backfired, he pointed out.
He added that the people were running from pillar to post to get subsidized food items under Ramzan Package but either these items were not available and if available at the given prices these were of lower quality, not fit for human consumption. The package is proving as double jeopardy for the poor people in the holy month of Ramzan, he observed.
Mian Manzoor Wattoo said that the Pakistan People’s Party was united under the leadership of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto because no amount of difference were prevent the PPP dissidents to extend their allegiance to him because he was the son of Shaheed Benzir Bhutto and grandson of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Resultantly, many people are returning to the Party fold with added enthusiasm, confidence and optimism, he said.
He declared that he would present the Chairman PPP a well organized, disciplined and robust Party, fully prepared to make Punjab its stronghold once again. We are bound to stage comeback under the leadership of Chairman Bilawal , he predicted.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the PPP’s unequivocal commitment to democracy was unwavering because it considered it as the only instrument to realize the spirit of the vision of Party’s founding father.
He reiterated that the Party would continue to follow the policy of reconciliation of Co- Chariman Asef Ali Zardari because it was the essence of the democratic ethos and also was the dire need of our political system to ensure its continuity and save it from the dangers lurking in the shadow.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo appreciated the meritorious services of the overseas Pakistani by sending record remittances, more than 15 billion dollars this year; those were helping in big way to run the wheel of the economy.
He said that the nation could not pay back in the same measure but was deeply indebted to them for their valuable contributions. He promised that he will set up a Cell in the PPP Secretariat, Lahore, dedicated to facilitate them in the redress of their grievances especially the matters relating to the litigation of property.
Earlier, Mr. Shafqat Tanvir, President PPP USA and other office bearers from New Jersey welcomed Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo while making firm resolve that they would popularize the messages of the Chairman right across the USA among the Pakistani community in particular.