A well-organized piece of propaganda doing the rounds in the media is that Mr. Zardari would retain control of the party as long as he is in power but once the power is gone, the PPP is likely to split in factions before it seizes to exist. 30 years back in 1979, the same sort of buzz was heard when Z.A. Bhutto was hanged and Benazir had become the Co-Chairperson of the party. The rest, as they say, is history. The PPP survived all attempts by the then establishment to dismantle it. PPP is the only political party in Pakistan that is ideologically-based, has a social agenda and speaks for the civil rights of the poor and disgruntled class of Pakistan. In the last 30 years, despite innumerable attempts by the hidden hands, the PPP vote bank has not been broken. PPP is the true representative of the federation. Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari are the unanimously and democratically elected Chairman and Co- Chairman of the party and they are the rightful custodians of the Bhutto ideology. I believe PPP will remain intact, united and active for the rights of the poor people of Pakistan. It owes its future to its past. Never shall it die because the ideology never dies. -SHOAIB ABBAS, Lahore, via e-mail, January 3.