PPP have support of the people, will win next elections as well: Qaim Ali Shah

Published: May 12, 2012
Qaim Ali Shah says PPP has served the people. PHOTO: FILE

Qaim Ali Shah says PPP has served the people. PHOTO: FILE

UBARO: With the rhetoric mounting against it in Punjab, Sindh Chief Minister and senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Qaim Ali Shah said that people supported the government of Asif Ali Zardari, and threatened a long march of their own, one which would travel to Lahore, and beyond.

Addressing a large rally at Kamo Shaeed, Ubaro, Shah claimed that almost a million people were attending the rally, and when the time came, the 55 million inhabitants of Sindh will march onto Lahore.

Flaying Nawaz Sharif for talking about broken promises, Shah said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief had once vowed that he would neither take dictation, nor resign. And when people supporting him against General Pervez Musharraf, who had conducted a coup, reached Lahore, they discovered that not only had Sharif taken dictation and resigned, but had put his hands up against the dictator, pleading for mercy, Shah recollected.

With general elections due, Shah also hinted to the possibility of elections as early as November. “November, December is not far, you can try … the people are angry that he [Nawaz] wants to push out the public’s government,” the Sindh Chief Minister said.

Shah was confident that once the elections come around, the people would once again vote the PPP into power since the party had served the people.

“He [Nawaz] was twice given the chance, what did he do for you?” Shah asked before reminding the gathered crowd that the PPP had “served the public, the poor, peasants, the youth,” throughout the country without discrimination.

He said that PPP’s business was unfinished, and that it was their party which would empower women, give jobs to the youth and give rights to people.

The Sindh CM added that martyrs’ blood (of the Bhutto family) will not be allowed to go waste.

Qaim Ali Shah, representing Sindh’s voice on the Kalabagh dam debate, reiterated objections to its construction.

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Reader Comments (37)

  • Shadytr33
    May 12, 2012 - 8:10PM

    Am I supposed to laugh my at leader’s IQ or cry ?


  • May 12, 2012 - 8:17PM

    “PPP’s business is unfinished yet”???? hurraah…
    Sayeen Qaim Ali Shah must have forgot to add:
    “People will again vote for PPP because people have Roti, Kapra, Makaan, 24-hour electricity, good education, absolute peace & PPP is still ruling the hearts of the people”.
    Wonder what else is “Fool’s Paradise”?


  • Supressed, Opressed, Depressed
    May 12, 2012 - 8:17PM



  • Free
    May 12, 2012 - 8:23PM

    After destroying everything i cant believe they feel so much honored…!!!!


  • Khalq e Khuda
    May 12, 2012 - 8:43PM

    Exactly, why not a picture or a front page post dear ET. The media coverage could almost be classified as a boycott. There were clearly a million people yet apart from the ten minute address of CM Shah all mainstream channels didnt cover it at all.


  • R Chandio
    May 12, 2012 - 9:04PM

    PPP will clean sweep this time, not the election but their empty election offices. PPP should be renamed as “Past Peoples Party” as it will be wiped off in this election. They are likely to get single digit seats this time or may be none in some provinces.


  • Arman Yousaf
    May 12, 2012 - 9:06PM

    “Nawaz sharif is trying to push out the public govt”. Lolz…
    Does Shah know the real meanings of govt for public or his mind is blown off.


  • Neutral
    May 12, 2012 - 9:13PM

    Events are all set for another electoral victory for his party and they will form the next government.


  • Abbas
    May 12, 2012 - 9:25PM

    HAHA the people of Pakistan might be idiotic but they aren’t idiotic. The only way these guys are going to win is if they rig it. Everyone agrees this government is even more incompetent than the decade of disaster in the 1980s.


  • Ibrahim
    May 12, 2012 - 9:28PM

    The next elections will see the end of PPP.


  • Hataf
    May 12, 2012 - 9:35PM

    Given the number of people there in the jalsa, and the fact that independent media endorsed the mammoth rally i am sure they are gonna sweep sindh atleast! :)


  • F Khan
    May 12, 2012 - 9:40PM

    one does not need to be a genius to know that the next government will also be a coalition one as well. with a non flexi khan sb and pmln quite possible the ppp+pmlq+mqm+anp can come back to power….we like it or otherwise.


  • Fida Muhammad
    May 12, 2012 - 10:13PM

    Pathetic leader pathetic thoughts………………living in fool’s paradise.


  • Shahid Bajwa
    May 12, 2012 - 10:15PM

    Media tried its best to avoid covering it but the jalsa was too big to turn a blind eye too.

    *Agli baari phir Zardari!

    Jeay Bhutto!*


  • Saqibtahir
    May 12, 2012 - 10:42PM

    With Imran Khan and religious parties splitting right wing and urban Punjab vote,PPP and allies will emerge as the largest group in parliament. PPP and alies already have majority in senate so for at least for next three years no legislation can pass without PPP support.


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 12, 2012 - 10:57PM

    He is not that wrong. This time Imran will win them another term.


  • May 12, 2012 - 11:04PM

    What a joke? PPP will win the next election. Dil ko khush rakhne ka ghalib ye khyal acha hai….Recommend

  • Mo!
    May 12, 2012 - 11:07PM

    Headline; Oh Allah! Forgive us for we have sinned, but please don’t punish us by bringing PPP into power, ever, again. Thank you!


  • qami
    May 12, 2012 - 11:54PM

    MY friend bajwa is right electronic media on today jalsa was blind,it have not coverage it as it give coverage to their father imran khan nd sharifs jalsa,relly todays massacre proved still ppp win over their hearts.really so sad over media role on today jalsa


  • Rehman
    May 13, 2012 - 12:23AM

    In spite of whatever of guys think about PPP (which may be right or wrong), the fact remains that PPP still has a sizable vote bank and if you think that this party will vanish in next general elections, you are mistaken. It may not form a government but i can guarantee that it will win at least 1 seat from each province


  • Chilli
    May 13, 2012 - 12:49AM

    PPP lives on ignorant, poor and illiterate masses. They will win elections again by keeping people in the same situation for decades.


  • Paindu
    May 13, 2012 - 1:04AM

    A MILLION people ?!?! You must be joking, I saw the rally on tv and there were probably a few thousands there. And I have not seen a crowd more bored than that, they were barely responding to the loud promises and allegations (against other parties). They were there because they were probably offered fake promises of money as shown by the media before.


  • Sayyed Mehdi
    May 13, 2012 - 2:13AM

    People seem to be of the opinion that PPP is going to be wiped out this election. From personal experience, I’ve seen that PPP supporters still support PPP. Recommend

  • Zaeem Kakar
    May 13, 2012 - 2:24AM

    Looks like the anti PPP readers are in a state of shock after the massive turnout at a pro-Zardari rally in which Zardari or Gilani were not even present.


  • Osama
    May 13, 2012 - 2:27AM

    Sorry Mr. Shah, the tv-audience is now well-trained. A massive rally actually looks massive; even on tv rather than “ok, yes, there are people here.” 1 million? Upon my honor, it doesn’t look like even fifty thousand.
    PPP; over the hill and fast approaching ground level.


  • pakistani
    May 13, 2012 - 3:35AM

    don`t mock the mockery mr.shah


  • Jaipal dahiya
    May 13, 2012 - 8:28AM

    @Arman Yousaf:whether it is ppp or pml no diferrence.military and us have final say.


  • Kamil Bangash
    May 13, 2012 - 8:46AM

    Looks like these guys have been pinched hard by Mumtaz Bhutto’s joining the PML(N).


  • Ahmer Ali
    May 13, 2012 - 10:52AM

    Mr. Q.A.Shah if this is so and consider your this stance true for few moments and if you think that you are true and the nation really wants you then instead of confronting with Supreme Court you must have to ask the nation thru referendum like Musharraf that either the nation is with you and wants you or not?So simple you will know that how much popular you are/have been in the nation and that’s all.Please don’t see the mass gatherings in the processions.


  • Pakistani
    May 13, 2012 - 12:43PM

    PPP is playing her sindh card again,,,, shame on them


  • Khawar Ali Siddiqui
    May 13, 2012 - 5:55PM


    When the Courts are vicitmising us because of being Sindhi or rather non- Punjabi it is the Courts which are playing the Sindhi card not us. Jeay Bhutto!

    Inshallah we shall win the next elections. Power to the people.


  • bilal
    May 13, 2012 - 7:37PM


    What is difference between PPP and PMLN…


  • bilal
    May 13, 2012 - 7:45PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    So what is difference between Nawaz sharif and Zardari….Nawaz sharif is product of Zia ul haq and in politics since 1985…only is assets are going up….what is son doing in london….A person paying only 5000 rupees tax..using punjab goverment money for his security..distributing laptop even he doesnt hold government post…shame on you and your thinkinkg….Who did give vote to Gilani….did imran khan vote him….who supported this government….it is PMLN……I was ppp supporter….in punjab…ppp voters will vote pti…ONLY PMLN WILL SUPPORT ZARDARI AGAIN…


  • bilal
    May 13, 2012 - 7:53PM

    @Khawar Ali Siddiqui:

    Bhutoo was our leader…BB was our leader…but this is not that PPP…shame on us if still support zardari party…this is Zardari party…Zia ul haq and musharaf couldnt destroy this party..but zardari has destroyed this party within 4 years…


  • sick of this nonsense
    May 14, 2012 - 12:52AM

    @Khawar Ali Siddiqui:
    I myself being a proud Sindhi wont vote for PPP. What has it done in Sindh? I want my Sindhi brothers educated with proper health and sanitation and unfortunately PPP did NOTHING in this regard. I see my village exactly the same as it was 10 years ago. What is the difference between Bilawal & Altaf Hussain. Both live outside Pakistan while their people rot here.


  • Saqibtahir
    May 14, 2012 - 3:59AM

    “What is difference between PPP and PML-N?”

    The difference is same as Bhutto and Zia.


  • Abdul jabbar
    May 15, 2012 - 3:01PM

    My dear,as you said Bhutoo was our leader…BB was our leader… but this is not that PPP shame on us if still support zardari party…this is zardari party.You also said,Nawaz sharif is product of Zia ul haq and in politics since 1985….only his assets are going up…
    But I think Imran is more dangerous for nation and country.
    what is Imran khan? you know? once he was like a family member of Zia ul haq.He was against BB too and if you want to know more about his bright past I recommend you to read
    Imran (read: Taliban) Khan
    exposed: Failed Policies of Imran
    Khan an introspection and analysis
    Posted on October 7,2011 by Enchant of Hope
    This is available at NEWS FROM NORTH AND SOUTH

    this will be enough for open your eyes if you have some mind.Recommend

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