LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Sunday that days of deprivation for the people of South Punjab are over, asking people of the region to get ready for the dawn of development, prosperity and equal opportunities.
“PPP has the best plans for poverty-hit masses and we will cleanse south Punjab of PML-N,” he said while addressing party leaders and workers from the region during interviews for candidates for different districts of South Punjab, including Multan and Bahawalpur divisions; districts of Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Lodhran.
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“PPP will free South Punjab from the ‘throne of Raiwind’ in the next elections,” he added.
Bilawal went on to say it was upsetting for him to know that the literacy rate in south Punjab stood at only 12%. “The days of deprivation are now numbered.”
Before the interviews, the family of Imtiaz Ahmed, a party worker who was killed in an exchange of fire in Bahawalnagar district with a rival political party activists, met the PPP chairman at Bilawal House.
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Killers of a PPP worker, he said, were roaming around in the Haroonabad area and police are not ready to arrest them. “In reality, PML-N, which boasts about transparent investigation, is involved in the killing.”
PPP leaders, including former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood, Natasha Daultana, Shaukat Basra, Abdul Qadir Shaheen and others were present on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2017.
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