ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Monday that every overseas Pakistani was an ambassador of Pakistan and should defend the country.

Speaking to a delegation of office-bearers of PPP overseas Pakistanis led by Syed Zahid Abbas and Ali Asghar Shahid here, Bilawal said that the PPP workers could better explain to the world, the services of the party and the leadership, to eradicate terrorism from the country.

He said that it was a matter of concern that thousands of Pakistani workers had been sent back to Pakistan by different countries due to the ‘wrong policies’ of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government.

Bilawal said PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto enabled every Pakistani to hold passport, thus financially empowering the poor people of Pakistan. He asked the delegation to remain in close contact with their Pakistani brothers abroad.  Separately, Jahan Aara Wattoo, a PPP leader from Punjab, also called on Bilawal.

Meanwhile, Deputy Political Secretary to former president Asif Ali Zardari and former member National Assembly, Fauzia Habib, appreciated the people of Kotli Satian who gave “historic reception” to Bilawal and made the PPP public gathering a “resounding success”.

In a statement, she said that Kotli Satian was a small Tehsil of Murree but the numbers who attended and welcomed Bilawal was an indicator for the next general election which PPP hoped to win.   “The people of Kotli Satian still remember Benazir Bhutto who provided electricity to the area,” she said.