The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate for PS-88 Owais Muzaffar has said that his opponents are fleeing from competition out of fear of people’s power.
He said that on May 11, he will deliver the people of Thatta from the clutches of tyrants that have remained in power in the constituency in successive governments.
Addressing public rallies at Thatta, Sujawal and other places he said that people will vote PPP to power again and the party will play its role in the prosperity of the area. He assured the people that PPP will restart fresh water projects in the area and implement the projects that were ignored in the past.
He said that people of Thatta will not be intimidated by the powerful groups and they will cast their votes without fear. “PPP will clean sweep the constituency,” he said. People of Thatta and Sujawal had come to listen to his speeches in large numbers and they chanted Jeay Bhutto slogans. He promised that his party will not abandon its electorate.
The NA candidate Rameezuddin Memon and candidate for PS-86 Parveen Leghari were also present. Many of the community members also announced that they are joining PPP. When Owais reached Thatta his supporters showered rose petals on him. At many places he came out of his car and interacted with the people. He also visited houses of many workers.
Talking to reporters he said that Nawaz Sharif’s scheduled visit to Thatta today was actually a victory of the PPP because the election campaign of PPP workers here has terrified him. Nawaz Sharif will have to tell the people as to why the PPP-era Ketty Bunder power plant project was shelved. “Was that stopped just because it would change the fate of the whole of Sindh?” he asked. He said that because Benazir selected this place, an irreparable loss was inflicted to the people of Sindh. Nawaz will have to answer as to why injustice was done to the people of Sindh.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2013.
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