LAHORE - While addressing the office bearers and workers of PPP from Sargodha division on Friday, former President Asif Ali Zardari said that he did not foresee immediate elections in the country.

He said that PPP in consultation with other political forces would give date for the elections. He stated that the elections should be held for strengthening of democracy and the Parliament.

He observed that the quarters who managed the “political game” had been obliged ,adding, it was the time for the agitating parties to pack up and go to their homes and should not waste more time. “Bubble will bust sooner than later”, he maintained..

He said that PTI leadership should follow the Narinder Modi model of Gujrat and uplift the province of the KPK that was mired in host of problems. He pointed out that it was very expensive proposition to hold a public meeting for one day whereas the agitating parties had been in sit-ins for the last so many weeks. It raises the questions that need to be answered, he asked.

Zardari advised the people and the PPP workers not to get worried as the agitating parties could not sustain the tempo and they would go home as it was only a matter of time.

He told party workers that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was the role model for the women of Pakistan in particular for taking active part in politics. He said that Benazir Bhutto faced the ferocious dictatorship of Zia-ul- Haq but did not compromise on democracy and the rights of the poor masses.

He said that Bilawal Bhutto had also entered in the arena of politics with the firm resolve to complete the mission of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.

He took the decision despite the fact that his grandfather, his mother and uncles were murdered and his father spent almost 12 years in jail.

He reiterated that PPP would continue to support the continuity of democracy in the country and would not do any thing that destabilised the system. Asif Ali Zardari twice appreciated the hard work of Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo which he was undertaking efforts to organise the party at all levels. He said that Punjab was the heart of the PPP because Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto defeated many political stalwarts in Punjab not in Sindh. He expressed his resolve to regain Punjab and make it the hub of the party.

Zardari laid much emphasis in his speech on the organisation of the party ,adding, that he would interact with the office bearers at the district and union council levels after October 18th.

“I want to know each office bearer regardless of the tier, by first name”, he added, He said that he would use the Information Technology for the purpose in order to establish personal rapport with all.  He said once the party organisation was complete at all tiers no force could deny the landslide victory to the party in the forthcoming elections.