Democracy under Zardari’s leadership is immortal: Gilani

Published: April 14, 2012

Prime minister says PPP will go to the last boundary to save democracy in Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

DERA GHAZI KHAN / ALIPUR: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani assured ticket-holders, MPAs and MNAs of Dera Ghazi Khan that nobody needs to worry about the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government as the future of democracy is ‘immortal’ under the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari.

“We will go to the last boundary to save democracy in Pakistan. And if it needs our sacrifice, we will make one just like the visionaries and the founders of the PPP,” Gilani remarked.

Chairing a meeting at the Dera Ghazi Khan airport, Gilani said that democracy was the “fruit” of the lessons PPP learnt from the past, and it has been dedicated to the people of the country.

Later while addressing a public gathering in the Alipur district of Muzaffargarh, Gilani reiterated his statement by saying that just like Zardari, he was also invited to follow former dictator Pervez Musharraf while serving jail. “But we maintained the dignity of democracy and I denied all offers against democracy and all designations.”

He added that the nation will have no coward prime minister from the PPP because its leaders Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto had preferred to sacrifice their lives to keep democracy alive in Pakistan.

‘Seraiki province is the solution to all problems’

Gilani, commenting on the creation of a Seraiki province, said that the province is the solution to all problems of the region.

“The chief minister of the Seraiki province will be the one hearing the grievances of the people of the region, and the courts in the region will give them quick justice… I’m surprised how leaders sitting in Lahore can emphathise with the people of Seraiki vicinity,” he stated.

He added that the time has come for the people of the region to have their own province, which will give them a separate identity.

PPP achievements

The prime minister boasted his party’s achievements in power saying that the party completed its five-year tenure despite being criticised by the palmists and astrologists of rulers in Lahore.

He added that there will be no power loadshedding after the upcoming budget and the party has planned the energy policy of the country. “In this budget, 100,000 jobs have been planned to resolve the unemployment crisis in Pakistan.”

During the meeting, the prime minister also gave approval for the development projects including Layyah-Taunsa bridge, Dera Ghazi Khan-Muzaffargarh Highway and 22-km long International Highway from Rakhi Gaj to Bawata.

He further ordered the formulation of a permanent solution for the torrents in Dera Ghazi Khan.

He said that the PPP government has fulfilled the promise of Virtual University, Ghazi University, AIOU Campus in Dera Ghazi Khan and added that the promise of developing Federal Chartered University in Dera Ghazi Khan will also be fulfilled.

Parliamentarians of PPP and Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) were also present to talk about developmental projects.

Reader Comments (27)

  • Anonymous
    Apr 14, 2012 - 6:56PM

    Immortal????
    Isn’t that blasphemy?Recommend

  • Faisel Hafeez
    Apr 14, 2012 - 7:14PM

    If “democracy” is ‘immortal’ under the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari. then it is a MOCKERY of DEMOCRACY.

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  • SK
    Apr 14, 2012 - 7:23PM

    hahahahahahahahaaaaaa LOL
    way too funny Mr. Gillani, way too funny

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  • Qaisrani
    Apr 14, 2012 - 7:35PM

    Good work Mr prime minister.
    Keep development funds for Saraikistan and compnesate them for being neglected for decades.
    Long live Saraikistan.Long live Pakistan.

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  • Common Pakistani
    Apr 14, 2012 - 7:42PM

    Yeah Mr PM. Immortal and revengeful. You guys aint goin’ anywhere with your immortal sons and daughters lines up to inherit democracy from you. Immortal.

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  • Aafiyat Nazar
    Apr 14, 2012 - 7:45PM

    Mr. PM! corruption under Zardari’s leadership is immortal… where is democracy?…everywhere is corruption….please don’t abuse democracy…

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  • Babloo
    Apr 14, 2012 - 7:59PM

    A corrupt democracy is 100 times better than a military dictatorship and 1000 times better than a mullah-theocracy.

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  • Arshad
    Apr 14, 2012 - 8:01PM

    As is corruption under Zadari’s and your leadership.

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  • SM
    Apr 14, 2012 - 8:19PM

    PPP will go to all ends to save democracy and try to destroy Pakistan in the process.

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  • tariq
    Apr 14, 2012 - 8:33PM

    Gilani has no idea what he is talking about. Saraiki province is the solution of all problems.Democracy will be immortal under the zardari regime.People are getting fruit of democracy……………………LOL

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  • salman
    Apr 14, 2012 - 9:37PM

    the PM didn’t say democracy in pakistan is immortal… he said it’s immortal UNDER ZARDARI’S LEADERSHIP. and of course by democracy he means the absence of direct military rule… it’s a horrible use of the word ‘immortal’ but still pretty much true as a matter of fact.

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  • pardesi
    Apr 14, 2012 - 9:50PM

    without this democracy its difficult to obtain quotas for the chemicals or loot the Hajis or allow the progression of the family but only our family people know how to live on tukras which we throw to them

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  • bhai
    Apr 14, 2012 - 10:04PM

    corruption as well!!

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  • Khan in Jeddah
    Apr 14, 2012 - 10:12PM

    makes me wonder, what is the definition of “democracy” in their dictionary?

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  • truepak
    Apr 14, 2012 - 10:50PM

    Democracy under Zardari’s leadership is a tweapon of mass destruction

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  • k. Salim Jahangir
    Apr 14, 2012 - 11:07PM

    Immortal is only GOD, rest every thing is mortal .

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  • Aftab
    Apr 14, 2012 - 11:18PM

    But Mr Prime Minister, will you go to the last boundary to save us:

    From daily electricity loadshedding?
    From daily gas loadshedding?
    From the rampant inflation we’re experiencing?
    From the corruption and scandal that flows through your ‘government’?
    From the lack of justice the common man receives?
    From the ill-treatment that women experience, especially in rural areas?
    From the lack of job opportunities for our qualified men and women?
    From the crumbling infrastructure of our schools and hospitals?
    From the absence of law and order, which is at its worse in living memory?

    Those are the issues we’d like you to stand up and say you’ll fight for. Democracy (which we don’t have in all honesty), plays second fiddle to the above pressing issues facing Pakistan.

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  • k. Salim Jahangir
    Apr 14, 2012 - 11:27PM

    @Khan at Jeddah……..In Pakistan democracy is euphemism for corruption,corruption & more corruption……

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  • Parvez
    Apr 14, 2012 - 11:27PM

    Reading and listening to this is a clear case that the system that allows people like him to head governments is radically flawed and calling it democracy is an insult.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:08AM

    after all it is the best revenge, right?

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  • anonymous
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:13AM

    This dude be off the chain.

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  • Hamid
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:31AM

    I feel sick when PPP thinks that democracy will only be if they would be in power. Open your eyes people, democracy will still be there if you and me are in power.

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  • Polpot
    Apr 15, 2012 - 5:32AM

    The Paki immortal democracy has just been strengthened with an additional 11 Ministers.
    Immortal democracy is the best revenge…of the rulers on the masses.

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:47AM

    “DERA GHAZI KHAN / ALIPUR: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani assured ticket-holders, MPAs and MNAs of Dera Ghazi Khan that nobody needs to worry about the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government as the future of democracy is ‘immortal’ under the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari”
    Yes and definitely PM Gillani is right and exact on his this stance because
    1-the nation’s condition has been miserable,
    2-key departments’ economy has been on the edge even has been reached near the destruction,
    3-Pakistan’s foreign debts have been increased to the great degree up to $60m,
    4-expensiveness has been increased up to 90% especially electricity and POL’ prices and
    5-corruption has been increased.

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  • IAK
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:01AM

    all i would say Mr Gillani lives in a fool’s paradise where everyone is getting jobs, loadshedding is resolved, inflation is controlled, commodity prices coming down – time is to look into secondary issues.

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  • A J Khan
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:29AM

    Democracy has failed in Pakistan once again. The face of democracy has been tainted with corruption, inefficiency, loot, plunder, killings, kidnappings, extortions, nose dive economy, insecurity, infighting amongst the institutions, collapse of institutions, losses in corporations and authorities, promoting war lords and an endless list of injustices.
    One more term of such democracy, will end the name of the country on the face of the map. People have to decide between the corrupt democractic and beauracratic system and the country.

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  • Bakir Mukeem
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:22PM

    Mr PM you and your associates are immortal only till next election….Recommend

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