PPP's 46th foundation day: Bilawal sets party's sights on 2018 elections

PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari promises to raise his voice for the poor.

Web Desk November 30, 2013
Leading members of the Pakistan Peoples Party at 46th Foundation Day. PHOTO:PPP

KARACHI: We will show to the world by 2018 that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is still very much alive, said PPP patron in chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a rare public appearance at the party's 46th Foundation Day, which was held on Saturday at Bilawal House. 

In his speech, Bilawal highlighted the sacrifices and achievements of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari, stating that the PPP has always challenged the status quo.

He also spoke about the rising cost of living in Pakistan and said the PPP will raise their voices on behalf of the poor.

'Personalisation' is taking place in the guise of privatisation, he said, adding that the PPP is opposed to 100 per cent privatisation.

"Our detractors say that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari does not speak the same language as common people," the young chairman said in his Urdu-language speech. "They do not realise that the relationship between me and [the party workers] transcends language."

At the end of his speech, Bilawal chanted party slogans along with the party workers in  and afterwards joined his sister Bakhtawar Bhutto and aunt Faryal Talpur to cut a cake in celebration of 46 years of the party's existence.

Several leading members of the PPP were in attendance including former ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman, Senior Senator Mian Raza Rabbani and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.

Twitter reaction

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Moiz Omar | 8 years ago | Reply

While I mostly despise the PPP because they have done a lot of harm to Pakistan, such as by refusing to hand over power in 1971 when Rehman won the right to rule and gave another reason for East Pakistan to separate, I will admit they have also done many good things. The PPP increased funding for scientific programs under Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. This is one example of some good they have done. The PPP Government also launched the operations to clear the Taliban from the Northern Areas. Another good thing.

Proletarian | 8 years ago | Reply PPP is a disgrace. We need a real Social-Democratic / Democratic - Socialist Party. PPP is not a leftist party, its a vadera party. We need a Latin America style socialist revival.
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