LAHORE-The PPPs Punjab Executive Committee which met here on Wednesday decided to hold a series of protest rallies in Punjab against Lahore High Court verdict restricting the President from taking part in political activities. Briefing reporters after the meeting, partys Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich said that according to the Constitution, there was no bar on the President to hold party office and take part in political activities. Terming the court verdict as unconstitutional, Safdar announced that partys Punjab organisation was going to hold a series of protest rallies at all divisional headquarters in Punjab from Thursday (today) to condemn the court verdict. He described court decision a conspiracy to keep the President away from the masses. He said a similar conspiracy was hatched in the past against party founder Z.A Bhutto to finish his contact with the people and the conspirators succeed in their plan for the time being. He said this was not going to happen now as PPP will foil this plot against the President Zardari with full force. 'President Zardari is Quaid today and will remain so in future as well, he declared, thereby showing an open defiance of the court orders. He questioned why only the judges from Punjab always issued verdicts against PPP leadership. The PPP leader said that his party will challenge the decision in Supreme Court. Giving details of the schedule of the rallies, he told media that first rally against the court decision will be taken out on Thursday (today) in Faisalabad, followed by other such events in Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Multan and Lahore on May 20, 21, 24, 25 and 27 respectively. He said a seminar has also been arranged in Lahore on May 23 to hold debate on the controversial verdict. Earlier, the meeting also passed a resolution of condemnation and decided to launch protests against the decision. Speaking on the occasion, Opposition Leader Raja Riaz said that Mian Nawaz Sharif who called himself a national leader met separatists in Sindh to conspire against the Federation. He termed Nawaz Sharifs meetings with nationalists an attempt to weaken the Federation. Raja also accused Nawaz Sharif of conspiring against the State institutions. Commenting on Mian Nawaz Sharifs statement that all Generals and judges who supported Martial Law should be held accountable, Raja asked if he (Nawaz) would also demand the same in case of Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Ch who endorsed October 12 action of former President Pervez Musharraf. Senior PPP leader Ch Manzoor questioned the conduct of courts when they kept silent in case of military dictators who made their political parties and took part in politics. He was of the view that court had barred the President from doing politics despite a provision in the Constitution to do so.