KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party announced on Monday to stage big public gathering in Karachi on October 18, 2014 at Mazar-e-Quaid, ARY News reported.
The core committee meeting was chaired by PPP Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. He ordered party leaders to mobilize workers for the rally.
Bilawal Bhutto said those party leaders who were unable to work and use their authority should give chances to other deserving candidates.
He vowed that party workers would be given respect as they were given in the past. The PPP Patron-in-Chief said in the meeting that PPP laid foundation stone of democracy.
Briefing journalists after PPP’s Core Committee meeting at Bilawal House, former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced that PPP will hold a public meeting at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi on October 18 – the day when former prime minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s convoy was attacked – which will also mark the beginning to Bilawal Butto’s political career.
Terming PPP “government in waiting”, Gilani said that the party was not only the real opposition but was the ruling party in Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir and enjoyed a majority in the Senate.
“Our role as a real opposition (party) is that of a responsible opposition that goes in tandem with what we have inherited from our leadership,” said Gilani.
Underlining terrorism and extremism, energy crises and the fragile economy as biggest challenges, Yousaf Raza Gilani said these issues could only be resolved by a big party like PPP which has political roots in all four provinces.
“We have nothing to do with Imran Khan. He has his own party and manifesto,” Gilani replied when asked if his side was supportive to PTI’s “Go Nawaz Go” slogan.
“Today, all eyes are on the young leadership of Bilawal Bhutto who would take this journey to its logical end,” he added.
“Bilawal’s apology was not directed at the Jiyalas and office bearers but PPP sympathisers who had distanced themselves from the party,” Gilani said.