LAHORE  - Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, said here Thursday that the PPP workers would not like Naheed Khan and Safdar Abbasi’s bid to form their own faction of the party.

 He was talking to PPP office bearers and workers who gathered at the party secretariat at Model Town Lahore to observe third anniversary of Begum Nusrat Bhutto.

He believed that political redundancy of the couple was the foregone conclusion like the other dissident leaders in the past. “The workers won’t approve of such attempts to create dissension within the party”, he remarked.

Wattoo paid rich tributes to Begum Nusrat Bhutto who provided leadership to the nation during the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy in the face of ferocious dictatorship of General Zia-ul- Haq.  The Quaran Khani was attended by Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Afnan But, Mian Ayub, Mazoor Maneka and many PPP workers. Maulana Yousaf Awan led the Dua.

 Manzoor further said that Chairman Bilawal Bhutto had started his political career by holding big rally in Karachi in which he expressed his firm resolve to serve the down trodden segments of the society including small farmer, harris, labourers, students, minorities, women and the youth.

 Commenting on the misunderstanding between MQM and the PPP, he said that MQM should not have quit the political alliance after Syed Khurshid Shah took back his words.

Wattoo also pointed out that the MQM derived the meaning out of context of the speech of the Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and their reaction was disproportionate indeed. He hoped that the stand off between the two parties would be over soon.