MULTAN: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will start the political campaign for the general elections from December 27 from Garhi Khuda Baksh, Governor Latif Khan Khosa announced on Friday.
The governor was addressing a gathering at district president Khalid Hanif Lodhi’s house.
Bilawal will also announce the PPP’s campaign slogan while launching the political campaign, he said.
Talking about Bilawal’s plans, Khosa said, the party chairman would lead the campaign. Khosa said that Bilawal would travel across the country and unite the PPP workers and other groups who believe in the ideology of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.
To a question about the PML-N, Khosa said that all those who had received money from agencies in the name of politics should be dealt with according to Article 6 of the Constitution.
“Corrupt leaders and traitors must be hanged till death,” he said.
He said “real leaders” never left their people stranded. He said the PPP had always returned for the people when they were wanted.
“We need to support and strengthen the PPP for creating a Seraiki province. Leaders are working to unite for a majority in the parliament to ensure the rights of the people of the region for a new province,” he said.
He alleged that the “biggest conspirators” against the Seraiki province were the PML-N. He said the PML-N would continue to connive against all political parties who wanted to create the Seraiki province.
He said PPP’s victory lay in its workers’ patience and faith in the leadership. He said the PPP was the only political party who could bring the country out from the current crises.
He said the Sharif Brothers had turned politics in Punjab into a business.
He said there were three corruption references filed against them on which they had obtained stay orders.
Khosa expressed his satisfaction with the discipline and coherence among all PPP wings.
Lodhi said that the PPP had appointed seven lawyers to various posts, but had not accommodated its own workers. He requested the People’s Lawyer Forum (PLF) and other district organisations to maintain discipline. He urged that each wing must work within its legal boundaries and avoid misusing its powers.
Former PPP MNA Mukhtar Awan, PPP district president Hanif Lodhi and prime minister’s media coordinator for south Punjab Khawaj Rizwan Aalam were also present.
Later, a PLF delegation also met the governor.
The delegation was headed by its district president Bushra Naqvi.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2012.
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