Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto’s public address on October 18 in Karachi will determine the direction between the progressive/liberal political forces and the retrogressive forces in the country, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo in a statement issued from here before his departure to Karachi to participate in the public rally there.
He added that the PPP largely represented the poor segments of the society like Haris, farmers, labour, minorities, student, youth and other less privileged people whereas PML(N) and PTI represented the upper middle class and beyond.
He said that the PPP under the leadership of the Chairman would make determined efforts in improving the quality of the lives of down trodden in order to complete the mission of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who did a lot for their empowerment. They sacrificed their lives but refused to surrender the cause of the people of Pakistan, he observed.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo predicted that the Chairman would interact with the liberal segments of the society on pro-active basis with a view to create a social resistance against the anti- people and anti-democratic forces who were hell bound to make us their hostage at gun point. The politics of sin-ins is yet another phenomenon of the same tendency, he argued.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo pointed out that the Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, right from the beginning, had been consistent of adopting tough approach against the terrorists adding that Zarb-e- Azab operation was the vindication of his stance of fighting them (terrorists) out on their turf because they did not understand any other language.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that thousands of workers and office bearers from Punjab would throng to Karachi as their caravans had already left for the metropolis in special trains, coaches, private cars to take part in the public rally.
He recalled that the two weeks tour of Co- Chairman Asef Ali Zardari of Punjab during which he had extensive interaction with the Party rank and file, had infused new energy to the level that would be instrumental to bring out the Party, yet again, as the strongest political force of the country.
He said that the PPP was the biggest political Party in the country even now adding that the May 2013 elections’ electoral debacle was inflicted on the Party by RO’s and therefore could not be considered as the criterion of Party’s standing among the people. However, the Party accepted the results for the sake of the continuity of the political process relegating the Party politics at the altar of national politics.
He expressed the unwavering resolve of the PPP that, come what may, it would not compromise on democracy; constitution and rule of law. These are the precious legacies of the founding father of the Party and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, and as such worth emulating without the slightest hesitation.