RAHIM YAR KHAN – The women, who were brought to a PPP convention also attended by Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira with a promise to give them Banezir cards, created rumpus during the meeting as they started clamouring for provision of basic facilities such as gas, electricity and potable in their area.

When Kaira reached the venue late, the women gathered around the PPP leaders including Federal Minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin and told them if they were not provided with the basic facilities, they would not vote for the PPP candidates.

The women’s convention was organised by PPP Women Wing President Baigum Tasneem Fazli in connection with death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto.

Addressing a press conference at the residence of MNA Javed Iqbal Warraich, Kaira said how a person (Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif) holding 22 provincial ministries can become a Khadam or servant of the Punjab. He said that the nation did not need any conspirator but a political leader. He said that whenever the PML-N faced hard times, the PPP supported it and now they were conspiring against the PPP.

“In the past, the Sharif brothers attacked the Supreme Court whereas we follow all the court decisions. There should not be a politics of ultimatum as the country could be stabilised and strengthened politically. And there is no other option. The Punjab government through Sasti Roti, Yellow Cabs and Danish Schools carried out corruption and now it was accusing the PPP of corruption.  President Zardari introduced the Benazir Income Support Programme in collaboration with banks and not through Tehsildaars and Patwaris,” he said.

Kaira observed that the general elections would be held on time and a caretaker government would be announced after completion of the present government’s tenure. He added that by making Ahmad Mehmood, Governor of the Punjab, the PPP wanted to remove the deprivation of South Punjab.