BAHAWALPUR/RAHIM YAR KHAN - Pakistan People's Party-Shaheed Bhutto Chairperson Ghinwa Bhutto said the current government was worse than dictatorship as it had snatched the people's right to live.

Addressing a meeting of the High Court Bar Association of Bahawalpur and a public gathering here, Ghinwa also said that her party would not become part of any one-point agenda against the PPP-led government, adding that such an act can negatively affect the national politics.

She said that her party had kept all the options open for the forthcoming general elections and dialogues with different political parties were underway. But, she added, the PPP-SB would make an alliance only with the parties having similar vision and agenda.

She said that the country had been divided into two categories - rulers and slaves. She said that the situation of the country was worsening day by day especially in Karachi and Balochistan and maintained that the PPP, MQM and ANP were involved in extortion. They extort billions of rupees from factory owners and those refuse to give money, they burn their factory, she alleged.

She rejected the new Local Government Ordinance in Sindh, saying that through the act, world powers like the European Union and the World Trade Organisation will control the resources of Karachi. She said that Mir Murtaza Bhutto murder case was still lying pending with the court. But, the leader expressed the hope, she will get justice very soon.

She said that there was no chance of bringing the killer(s) of Benazir Bhutto to justice, adding that with the end of the current government, all the evidence related to the case would be destroyed. She said that in the upcoming election, her party would field candidates throughout the country for national and provincial assemblies' seats.

Ghinwa said that before making new provinces, arrangements should be made to devolve provincial powers. The creation of new provinces will only give benefit to bureaucrats who will get jobs.

She said that for the last 16 years, her opponents have tried to eliminate PPP-SB but despite all the obstacles, it is running successfully. She said that the people are frustrated with the current situation of the country and prepared for change.

On the occasion, the president of Rahim Yar Khan District Bar Association, Malik Sajid Ali, gave her the title of a "Brave Lady" who continued her struggle in the difficult situation. He said that she was a great wife and great mother, who continued her struggle even after the murder of her husband.

reward: The Punjab government has rewarded five teachers of Government Girls High School Chak 712/GB (Kamalia) with cash prizes for best performance in the annual Class-5 results of last year exams held under the auspices of Punjab examination commission. The school produced almost 100 percent result in the examination.

EDO Education Syed Toqeer Hussain gave away Rs12000 each to teachers including Zahida Nasreen, Farkhanda, Shazdah, Kalshoom and Kausar.