The PPP has held power in Pakistan for more than 15 years, which is much more than the tenure of any elected political government. Other than the good governance of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and development that took place in his tenure, there is nothing much for his political successors to boast of. Yet this party today talks of deprivation and raises the bogey of provincialism by resorting to Sindh Card, having done nothing concrete for Balochistan, which is the most deprived part of Pakistan, with no credible political representation in Islamabad. If people of Sindh feel deprived, the PPP has to blame itself, instead of anybody else. Who is responsible if residents of Karachi are insecure, being victims of target killing, street crimes and extortion, on a scale which is unprecedented. The blame for hundreds of thousands of residents of Sindh, who were displaced by floods and have yet not been rehabilitated, lies either with provincial government, or the federal government, which are both headed by PPP. As for seeking apologies for judicial murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, it should first offer an apology to his soul for forming a coalition with those elements responsible for his prosecution and appointing a corrupt PM, who was a minister in the government of Zia-ul-Haq. May I ask Mr Bilawal Zardari who lives in London, son of Asif Zardari of Nawabshah, what his party has done to bring to justice those responsible for murder of Benazir Bhutto, a leader loved and respected by whole of Pakistan? The PPP led by Asif Zardari has been in power for more than four years and it should seek answers from itself for their dismal performance. Pakistan during past 4 years has almost doubled its debt, yet the country is without electricity, its state transport system of rail, road and air is in a royal mess, while unemployment has risen and law and order is at its worse. In spite of spending more than 100 days on his foreign tours, both private and official, Pakistan stands isolated and is amongst ten most corrupt countries with worst human development index. This is certainly not a performance for which the PPP should be proud of.


Lahore, April 8.