The Pakistan Peoples Party has already begun planning rallies and seminars for June 21, in connection with former chairperson Benazir Bhutto’s 59th birth anniversary. The party would also organise a blood donation campaign throughout the province on the day, said PPP Sindh general secretary Taj Haider.
“We collected around 23,000 blood bags last year, and want to increase [that count] by at least 5,000 this year,” said Haider. The PPP would hand out appreciation certificates among nearly 53,000 people who donated blood during the past four years.
Meanwhile, the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto chair at Karachi University will organise an international conference on June 21. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah will also speak at a day-long seminar in Hyderabad on June 28.
Zulfikarabad City project
Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has formed a committee to reach out to people apprehensive about the Zulfikarabad project, said Haider.
The committee would consist of the chief minister, provincial minister Makhdoom Jameel Zaman, and party leaders Aajiz Dhamrah and Waqar Mehdi. “Instead of depriving the people of their land, 93,000 acres out of 350,000 acres will be reclaimed from the sea under the project,” claimed Haider.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2012.
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