Loyalty to party comes first, says Zardari

Published: November 13, 2011

President Zardari presiding over the meeting of PPP Sindh leaders at Bilawal House. PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: 

President Asif Ali Zardari has made it clear that strict action would be taken against “undisciplined” party leaders and workers.

Talking to senior leaders of PPP at Bilawal House on Saturday, the president asserted that all “inactive” office bearers of the party will be removed from their positions and platforms will be provided to young leaders of the party to take centre stage.

Sources privy to the meeting told The Express Tribune that the president made it clear that party positions will be taken back from those leaders found engaged in other government responsibilities, he said. Sources further added that the issue of reshuffling Sindh cabinet was also discussed, but the final decision has been deferred till next visit of the president.

Regarding Mirza, sources revealed that the president strictly asked party leaders to avoid contacting him. Otherwise, disciplinary action would be taken against them.

Earlier, the president had held a satellite video conference on Friday and during the meeting he inquired from PPP’s senior leader and MNA Nawab Yousuf Talpur’s about his son Taimur Talpur (MPA) contact with Mirza.

Yousuf Talpur responding to president had said that Taimur’s loyalty lay with the PPP first. PPP leadership also decided to reshuffle the leadership of Karachi division during the meeting. “The decision would be made soon, but Zardari Sahib is considering giving back Karachi division’s responsibility to Senator Faisal Raza Abidi,” sources said.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 13th, 2011. 

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Nov 13, 2011 - 12:24PM

    C’monnn….stop fooling your own party members and the nation… you used Mirza unethically(though mirza is indeed unethical) to handle MQM..

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  • Hamid
    Nov 13, 2011 - 1:13PM

    When President Zardari talks of party, it is a violation of the constitution of Pakistan as the President of Pakistan cannot be the head of any political party.

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  • hz
    Nov 13, 2011 - 1:51PM

    yes your party comes first..
    the country can go to hell….right?

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  • Ahmad
    Nov 13, 2011 - 3:03PM

    @hz:
    Well said..

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  • sh faisal sarwar
    Nov 13, 2011 - 3:12PM

    nawab yousaf talpur & his son nawab taimur talpur founder ppp & close aiod bebee shaheed beanzir bhutto

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  • Attif Abbas
    Nov 14, 2011 - 12:02AM

    Once’s loyal to PPP is out of favour for next term until he is a either a winning candidate or someone like Jahangir Badar.Thats the history of PPP.

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  • umar
    Nov 14, 2011 - 3:42AM

    yes promote more thugs by taking responsibility away from the literate progressive members of your party and giving it to your khushaamdees!! and the country can go to Hell, loyalty to the party must foreever remain! Parochial, self-interest obsessed bunch of thiefs is what these shameful people are!

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