SADIQABAD - Near the completion of five-tenure of the present government, the PPP Punjab president said his party-led government was taking steps on priority basis to improve the people’s living standard, terming the PPP a party of the poor, labourers, workers and farmers.

“The appointment of Makhdoom Ahmad Mehmood as governor would bring a change to the Punjab politics, adding that provincial rulers’ claims would prove hollow. The PPP is a party of martyrs and it would get victory across the country in the forthcoming general elections under the leadership of President Zardari and form governments not only at the federal but also provincial levels in the coutnry,” said Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo at the residence of PPP leader Sajjad Ahmad Warraich in Sadiqabad. 

“The Punjab government has completely failed. The PPP is making special efforts to provide relief for the people and to hold timely elections. Addressing the party office-bearers and workers, Mr Wattoo who was flanked by Tanveer Aksraf Kaira, MNA Javed Iqbal Warraich, Javed Akbar Dhilloon, Muhammad Din Rind, Arshad Javed, Zafar Iqbad and others, said that President Zardari having eliminated the politics of confontation, promoted the politics of reconcilliation. Therefore, he added, the PPP-led government was going to complete the five-year tenure. He claimed that the government had steered the country out of crises. He explained that when his party came to power, the country was faced with severe crises, lawlessness was touching its zenith and wheat was being imported. “But,” he added, “the government had steered the country out of crises with the blessings of Allah Almighty.”

On the occasion of Benazir Bhutto’s death anniversary, the PPP leaders and activists would reniew their pledge to make the Bhutto family’s sacrifices fruitful.” He also asserted that from Attock to Sadiqabad, his party had been reorganised thereby making it undefeatable.

The Rahim Yar Khan-based governor would benefit the PPP across the Punjab, he expressed the hope. He said that his party would get victory across the district under the leadership of Javed Iqbal and Javed Akbar.

On the occasion, the local leaders sensitised the PPP Punjab leaders to the political scenario.

Habib Ahmad Dhakar demanded elimination of loadshedding of gas and electricity. He also demanded that a package should be launched for the domestic consumers who use lower than 100 units and the farmers should be provided with subsidised electricity for tube wells.

On the demands, the PPP Punjab leader assured the meeting of being their demands to the notice of President Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz in order to provide them with relief.