Former Punjab governor and PPP South Punjab President Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood claimed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had only one Imran Khan in its ranks for popularity while every “Jiyala” of PPP was Imran Khan for the party.

“It is duty of all of us to defend worthwhile legacy of the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who shed their blood for the rule of law, prosperity of the country and rights of the masses.

PPP stalwart Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood was addressing divisional convention of the PPP here on Monday. He declared that the party was going to launch a membership drive at union council level in South Punjab. He pointed out that first new organisational set ups would be made at divisional level than it would be extended up to union council level. “Al least 1,000 new members would be registered in each UC of the South Punjab,” he elaborated. The ex-governor said that organisational set up of the four districts of Dera Ghazi Khan division would be formed through party voters’ election.

Makhdoom Ahmed declared that he would make all-out efforts to regain the PPP lost glory in the South Punjab. “Insha Allah, the PPP will fight and perform better with power of its voters in next general elections,” the veteran Makhdoom reiterated his resolve.

He acknowledged that the PPP workers had rendered countless sacrifices more than its leadership for nurturing democracy in the country, adding that the PPP workers were great asset to the party.

Earlier, Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood also addressed the District Bar Association DG Khan and demanded the government should establish a registry branch of Supreme Court of Pakistan in Multan, adding that condition for selection of lawyers for the Apex Court should be reduced from 10 to 5 years experience. He also donated Rs100,000 to DBA President Saleem Khan Kakar for installation of LCD in the bar room.

He also greeted PPP DG Khan District President Shabli Shab Khaiz Ghouri for arranging a successful convention.

PPP South Punjab Women Wing President Nitasha Doultana, Senior Vice President South Punjab Barrister Haider Zaman Qureshi, Deputy General Secretary Khawaja Rizwan Alam, Vice President Ihsanul Haq Nolatiya, MNA Muzaffargarh Malik Noor Rabani Kher, Chief Coordinator Sardar Habibur Rehman Gopang, Coordinator South Punjab Jam Mazhar, former MPA Rajanpur Aman Ullah Dareshak, PPP District Layyah President and MPA Sardar Shahabuddin Sehar, MPA from Tunsa Sharif Khawaja Nazimul Mahmood, PPP District Rajanpur President Malik Ihsan Imran, Muzaffargarh District President Aashiq Baloch, DG Khan District General Secretary Behram Khan Buzdar, District Information Secretary Abdul Qadir Chohan, Kot Chutta Tehsil General Secretary Syed Wazir Shah, Tehsil General Secretary Amjad Khan and other office bearers from across the divisional organisation participated in the convention with hundreds of party workers.