Karachi    -   Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari welcomed pacakge for the port city and termed it a “good beginning for development of Karachi”.

Talking to a priavte news channel, Bilawal said that out of Rs 1.1 trillion, packages pf Rs800 billion would be contributed by the provincial government while the remaining Rs300 billion would be provided by the centre. He said that the federal government should also facilitate the people hit hard by heavy rains and flood.

In another message Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paid glowing tributes to brave soldiers and civilians who laid down their lives while defending the borders and fighting terrorism across the country.

In his message on Defence Day of Pakistan, he said those, who embraced martyrdom in the line of duty and those, who fell victim to the onslaught of extremism and terrorism, were the heroes of our nation and they would remain alive in the memories of generations to follow. Bilawal said Pakistan’s first democratically-elected Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto laid foundation of our nuclear programme, which remained key deterrent against the enemies of Pakistan. 

He said defence was always strengthened during democratic governments, adding that a vibrant and strong democracy together with professional, well-integrated and disciplined defence and security institutions, were guarantors of an impregnable defence.

Bilawal Bhutto said federal political forces were torch-bearers of the ideology of Pakistan and any deliberate attempts to harm or weaken them would be a disservice to the integrity of Pakistan. He pledged that PPP leadership and workers would continue to strive for the strongest defence of Pakistan as per the vision of their martyred leaders, who sacrificed their lives but did not compromise on the country’s defence, security and democracy.