While addressing the office bearers, ticket holders, district presidents and workers of Sahiwal Division at the Bilawal House Lahore, Former President and Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari said today that political differences should not be treated as personal enmity, adding that Pakistan’s politics had matured to the level that all the political parties now were in the favor of the continuity of the parliament.
It is the clear manifestation of the policy of reconciliation, as advocated by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto in her book, he said.
He said that the Kashmir issue was be basis of the party and anything disturbing that happened there hurt the PPP workers and leaders immensely.
While referring to the dangers facing the country, he added we had to seek out the ways for the security and prosperity of the nation.
He noted that our big neighbor had its presence in Afghanistan, which is a cause of worry. He observed that India’s population would be one and a half billion after 25 years and its 5% growth rate would not be able to solve the resultant problems of the huge populace, on the contrary, he stated that Pakistan being a comparatively small country could solve its problems if right priorities were fixed and implemented on the sustainable basis.
He said that it needed to be exploit the huge natural resources of the country for the welfare of the people.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari recalled that when the PPP government came to power last time, textile export of the country was 9 Billion Dollars, added these touched 14 Billion Dollar, at the expiry of the government. He forecast Pakistan textile export could reach to 60 Billion Dollar.
He pointed out that Bangladesh textile export were 22 Billion Dollar per year, despite the fact it’s not cotton producing country. Mr. Asif Ali Zardari said that the PPP would continue to do politics based on issues, as an opposition party. He said the PPP was not so keen of power and would prefer to play the role of opposition pro-actively with the clear objectives for the promotion of the democracy and to up-hold the cause constitution, these are not negotiable, he added.
While underscoring the importance of organizing the party, he said he would give full attention to this aspect after 18th October, he added that he would interact with all office bearers from district presidents to Union Council level workers through the internet.
He said he would evolve a mechanism based on information technology for this purpose. He said that such exercise was of paramount importance for the evolution of the development strategy that would be based on the needs of the respective regions and the localities. He further said once the organization was complete, according to his vision the party would secure, comfortable electoral victory in the forthcoming election.
Earlier, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo President PPP Punjab, while addressing the participants thanked the Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari for giving generous time to meet seven divisions of the central Punjab. He further said We will welcome Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Punjab.
While talking to media Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo said difference of the opinion is the beauty of the PPP culture and democratic set-up, he was responding to the question posed by the journalist, on the criticism came from some participants. He said he did not mind it, as in criticism lead to the expansion of the PPP support base in the country.