Zardari wants women financially, politically empowered

Says PPP provided Balochistan opportunities to join the national development framework

News Desk April 11, 2018
Former president Asif Ali Zardari and Balochistan PPP leader Sakina Abdullah Khan at Bilawal House, Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Former president Asif Ali Zardari has said that apart from the 18th amendment Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) introduced constitutional and political reforms in order to pave way for Balochistan to join the national development framework.

“We provided the province with financial stability by increasing the facilities under the garb of National Finance Commission Award and gas royalty,” said Zardari during a meeting with Balochistan PPP leader Sakina Abdullah Khan at Bilawal House, Karachi on Tuesday.

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The PPP co-chairman said, “Five-thousand graduates were provided respectable government jobs.”

He said, “Favouring the chairman from Balochistan in the Senate election is PPP’s love for the province.”

During the meeting, Sakina apprised Zardari in detail of the participation of women in the political process.

Expressing satisfaction over Sakina’s role in recruiting women in the PPP from different districts of Balochistan, Zardari said that the PPP will provide women opportunities to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to seize economic as well as political opportunities.

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Sakina told Zardari that “PPP is getting active in Balochistan like it is in other provinces”.

She invited the former president to Quetta, which Zardari accepted.


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