SADIQABAD-Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani claimed that no party can even match the sacrifices rendered by the PPP leaders and workers for democratic stability in the country.
He stated these views during a meeting with PPP leader Mumtaz Ali Khan Chang. Both the PPP stalwarts discussed political situation at Jamaluddin Wali.
The former premier urged the people to vote PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for further improvement in democratic system of the country. “Bilawal would lead processions in South Punjab next month in which prominent political figures would announce their defection to the PPP,” Mr Gilani informed.
He claimed that people, especially the farmers, were prosperous during the PPP reign. He said the PML-N has no future in politics of the country, adding the PTI has failed to come up to the public expectations. He showered Mumtaz Ali Khan Chang with praise for his undeniable services for the party.
Later, Mumtaz Ali Khan invited the former premier to visit his locality, Nawazabad, which the latter accepted.
Assistant Commissioner (AC) Abdul Rauf Mehr vowed to eradicate hoarding of foodstuff and supply of unhygienic milk in Sadiqabad city.
During a meeting with PPP delegation led by Khawar Bajwa, the AC also pledged to bring an end to profiteering. He urged people to identify profiteers and hoarders so that legal action could be taken against them. “The administration would spare no effort to improve living standards of the masses,” he added. PPP leader Khawar Bajwa appreciated the AC for his brilliant performance. He presented the officer a bouquet of flowers and assured him of cooperation.
Local PPP leaders - Mian Faisal, Abdul Rehman, Rashid, Imam Bakhsh, Javed Khokhar and Tariq Ch were present on the occasion.
Local fishermen sought police help against extortion mafia. A complaint was submitted to City Circle police by fishermen including Zulfiqar Ali, Akbar Ali, Sohaib Ali, Shahid and Asghar Ali. The complaint stated that each fisherman was forced by Rana Ashraf, a local extortionist, into paying him Rs2,000 monthly. It added the accused was backed by officials of the Municipal Committee. “Our carts are either removed or impounded if we fail to pay him money,” fishermen said. The DSP (city circle) assured fishermen of police assistance. He summoned the accused who has now escaped the scene.
PTI termed an ideology
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is not merely a political party, rather it is the name of an ideology, aims at eliminating every form of corruption and fraud from the country.
This was stated by local PTI leader Rana Salman Mehmood Khan during a media talk here the other day.
He claimed that PTI Chairman Imran Khan would win the seat for national assembly in the next general election from South Punjab and become prime minister. He said that the ruling PML-N and the PPP which, he said, represent status quo are afraid of the popularity of Imran Khan. He advised the PPP bigwigs stop dreaming about Khan’s ineligibility and focus on their performance in Sindh.
Rana Salman termed the politicians true leaders who consider politics an obligation to serve humanity. He urged people to reject those who looted public money in 2018 elections. He flayed the PML-N and the PPP for befooling the innocent people in the name of democracy. “The incumbent rulers have nothing to do with development of Pakistan as they are more interested in enhancing their offshore businesses,” he stated. “People under the leadership of Imran Khan would accomplish the mission which is to bring an end to status quo and corruption,” he expressed his optimism.