Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has said that the PPP has declared war on the PTI government who is the enemy of the people. The long march of millions of people will weigh heavily on this government and we will achieve our goal when we reach Islamabad.
Chairman PPP expressed these views in his address while presiding over a video link of PPP Sindh Council meeting at Chief Minister’s House Karachi on Thursday.
The meeting was co-chaired by Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Faryal Talpur Nisar Khuhro. The meeting reviewed the arrangements and preparations for the long march from Mazar-e-Quaid on February 27 and it was decided to ensure full participation of millions of people in the long march.
Addressing the meeting, Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the long march against this incompetent government would start from Mazar-e-Quaid Karachi on February 27 and would reach Islamabad to achieve its objectives.
He said that PPP will play the role of real opposition for the solution of the problems of the people and will expose the incompetent government of PTI and send it home. Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the country is facing serious crisis and only PPP will take the country out of the crisis.
He said that only the people and PPP will be successful this time. He said that party workers and leaders should unite and become one voice by overcoming their differences. Then no one can defeat us.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP should win the general elections including local body elections all over the country. He said that injustice has been done to the agriculture sector in the country due to which the farmers are in trouble. Therefore, the PPP will hold a nationwide farmers’ march on January 21 and January 24 in solidarity with the farmers.
Speaking on the occasion, PPP Sindh President Nisar Khuhro said that the long march starting from Mazar-e-Quaid Karachi on February 27 would be at Punjab Border Kamoon Shaheed after which the march would reach Lahore and Islamabad. He appealed to people belonging to every sect to participate in the long march of PPP.
Nisar Khuhro said that the country was not built so the people burn themselves.
The job of the state is to provide relief to the people which the government has failed to provide relief to the people. He said that there was a conspiracy to prevent the PPP from gaining majority in the federation through engineered elections.
The PTI won by the failure of the RTS system. Now we will not allow election rigging through EVM machines or any other conspiracy. Nisar Khuhro said that this PTI government was imposed on the people like a torment and now the people will send home the government by force. He said that the federal government wants to suck the blood of the people by imposing tax of Rs 340 billion on the people.
The federal government has failed on all fronts. The official amount of urea is Rs. 1700 but farmers are not getting urea fertilizer from the market even at Rs. 3200. Nisar Khuhro said that it was necessary to remove Prime Minister Imran Khan and PTI from power to get the people and the country out of the crisis. Millions of people will reach Islamabad and hold the federal government accountable for its atrocities.
Addressing the meeting, Faryal Talpur, Central President, PPP Women’s Wing, said that the people are suffering with the high cost of living, unemployment and high taxes of this government. PTI has dropped a bomb on the nation.
Faryal Talpur said that the crisis of urea fertilizer would reduce the wheat crop which would lead to another crisis. She said that this government has created such conditions and forced the people to go on a long march. Women will also participate in the march.
Faryal Talpur said that applications are invited from the party candidates contesting in the local body elections till January 30. Former Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that PTI was working on the agenda of eradicating the poor from the country by eliminating them.
Provincial Minister for Information and President PPP Karachi Division Saeed Ghani briefed the meeting on the Local Government Act and said that the parties protesting against the Local Government Act are afraid that PPP will bring its mayor in the local body elections. Saeed Ghani said that if these people continue to protest, the local government system of Dictator Pervez Musharraf will not return.
The meeting was attended by Sarfraz Rajar, Waqar Mehdi, Aajez Dhamra, Syed Nasir Shah, Saeed Ghani, Sasui Palijo, Noman Sheikh, Lal Chand Ukrani and other leaders, MPAs, divisional and district presidents and party wings.