LAHORE - Senior PPP leaders who addressed an election rally in Lahore yesterday expressed their resolve to defeat their rivals in the coming elections.

The PPP had organized a rally at Garhi Shahoo in connection with election campaign of party candidate from NA-122, Barrister Amir Hassan.

Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Sherry Rehman, Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, Senator Taj Haider, Nadeem Afzal Chan, Samina Ghurki, Faisal Mir and NA-122 candidate Barrister Aamir Hasan addressed the rally which attracted a good number of people.

Senior PPP leader, Senator Aitzaz Ahsan in his speech came down hard on the Sharifs as he told stories of their alleged corruption. He accused them of receiving kickbacks and amassing huge sums of money through loot and plunder. He said Nawaz Sharif paid only Rs 477 as tax in the last three years which he said was the worst example of tax evasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Wattoo belied the claims of Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan of being the leaders of the youth. “Bilawal Bhutto is the true leader of the youth in Pakistan,” he said. He said those claiming that PPP had vanished from Punjab were living in a fool’s paradise. “The PPP would stage comeback in the coming elections”, he added.

Wattoo said that PPP candidate was more educated compared to his rivals and represented the middle class.

PPP candidate, Aamir Hasan appealed to the voters to defeat PML-N and PTI candidates who were using power and money respectively. He asked people to vote for the philosophy of Bhutto which was still relevant.