While addressing the women wing Punjab, Former President and Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari said that Pakistan People’s Party is committed to empowering women according to the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
He said the PPP believed in the protection of women’s rights and their empowerment and had taken several steps in the previous government for providing equal opportunities for women in all walks of life according to the manifesto of the party.
It was the PPP, which gave the first Muslim woman Prime Minister (Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto) in 1988, it made the first Muslim Speaker National Assembly, as well as first woman information and foreign ministers and even now we had a woman deputy speaker in Sindh, moreover, both my advisors were Jiyalas, he said.
Mr. Zardari announced that his daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari would take part in active politics in next few years.
Condemning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, the former president said: “a 60-year-old man is claiming of becoming a leader of youth.”
Referring to PTI, Zardari said that he wants everyone including those who tendered their resignations and staging sit-ins to remain in the assemblies.
He said that the country witnessed development only in tenure of political governments.
“There is no room for dictators and technocrats in the country,” Zardari added.
The PPP co-chairman said that whoever left PPP has always been running from pillar to post without finding a destination.
He noted that the Benazir Income Support Program was launched to support women economically and empower them, and we made it is chairperson a woman, Ms. Farzana Raja, adding that though my sisters could elect through reserved seats, yet they contest elections.
Former Prime minister Raja Pervaz Ashraf, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo President PPP Punjab, Beelam Hussnain PPP Punjab Women president, Faiza Malik PP Lahore Women president, Jahanara M Wattoo, head social media Punjab, Samina Khalid Ghurki, president PPP Lahore attended the meeting.
Ms. Jahanara M Wattoo, Faiza Malik and others also spoke on the occasion.