Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, has said here today that the PPP workers would not like Naheed Khan and Safdar Abbassi’s bid to form their Party in the name of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto observing their political redundancy was the foregone conclusion like the other dissident leaders in the past.
He was talking to PPP office bearers and workers who gathered at the Party Secretriariat in Model Town Lahore to observe third anniversary of Begum Nusrat Bhutto.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo paid rich tributes to Begum Nusrat Bhutto who provided leadership to the nation during the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy in the face of ferocious dictatorship of General Zia-ul- Haq.
The Quaran Khani was also attended by Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Afnan But, Mian Ayub, Mazoor Maneka and many PPP workers. Maulana Yousaf Awan led the Dua.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo further said that Chairman Bilawal Bhutto had started his political career by holding big rally in Karachi in which he expressed his firm resolve to serve the down trodden segments of the society including small farmer, harris, labourers, students, minorities, women and the youth.
While commenting on the misunderstanding between MQM and the PPP, he said that MQM should have not parted with the political alliance when Syed Khurshid Shah had already regretted his remarks as these were not ill-intentioned.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo also pointed out that the MQM derived the meaning out of context of the speech of the Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and their reaction was disproptionate indeed. But, instead of reacting the PPP leadership tried to mend the fences and took imitative in this regard.
In the face of the maturity of the leadership of the PPP and the MQM regarding the urgency and importance of the political alliance he predicted that they would find the common ground to overcome the stand off sooner than later.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo while talking on the politics of sit-in, welcomed the decision of the one of the Party to pack up urging the other Party to follow the same course of action. The politics of Daharna has proved its utter uselessness that also vindicated the stance of the PPP right from the beginning, he pointed out.
He suggested to the PTI come out of the cocoon of egoism urging to revert to the Parliament for the settlement of issues of national importance.
He pointed out that the PTI’s insistence on politics of sit-in strengthens the impression of much talked about “script’ adding the perception is bigger than reality unfortunately.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the PPP would continue to follow the policy of reconciliation without compromising a bit on the continuity of democracy in Pakistan.