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PPP foresees Nawaz, Imran disqualification

PPP foresees Nawaz, Imran disqualification

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, observed Wednesday (July 5) as black day to condemn the ouster of the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto government by General Ziaul Haq and announced it would fulfil its founder’s mission of strengthening democracy and rule of law and protecting the people’s rights in the country.

The PPP leaders also insisted that both Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan would be disqualified for public offices in the litigation against them and that their party would sweep the next general elections to form the federal government.

The main July 5 event was held at the Peshawar Press Club, where party’s provincial president Humayun Khan, vice president Syed Ayub Shah, central executive committee member Azam Afridi, Peshawar city president Zulfiqar Afghani and Peshawar division president Liaquat Shabab were noted participants.

Marks black day to condemn ouster of Bhutto government

The PPP leaders said they hoped that the courts would soon disqualify the top PTI and PML-N leaders for public offices and that the PPP would win the next elections with an overwhelming majority to form the next government in the centre and provinces.

They paid tribute to party founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, former PM Benazir Bhutto and many activists for rendering their lives to strengthen democracy.

Mr Humayun said military dictators had tried in vain to eliminate the PPP as it had roots in the people.

He said the party would suffer no harm from the people leaving it to join others.

“The central leadership has given me the duty to reorganise the party in the province and will approach all workers, including disgruntled ones, to woo them back,” he said.

The PPP leader urged workers to end differences and help reorganise the party and thus, leveling ground for victory in the next general elections.

He said both PML-N and PTI governments had failed to live up to the people’s expectations and therefore, the people had pinned high hopes in the PPP.

Mr Humayun said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had once set up his makeshift offices at the Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore and used hand fans to protest loadshedding but ironically, his party’s own government had miserably failed to overcome power outages.

He said the PTI hadn’t fulfilled its election promises and therefore, it was fast losing the people’s confidence.

PPP CEC member Azam Afridi said the leaders had kept the party alive by sacrificing their lives.

He criticised the people leaving the party to join others and said no worker would support turncoats.

PPP leader Syed Ayub Shah said the military dictators, including Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Ziaul Haq and Pervez Musharraf, had used all ways and means to eliminate the PPP but failed as the party workers were fully committed to the party’s cause.The participants later offered Fateha for Bhutto.

Earlier, the PPP activists wearing black armbands and led by Humayun Khan, Nighat Orakzai and Ayub Shah held a demonstration on the Sher Shah Soori Road to mark the black day.

Also in the day, the PPP activists staged a rally in Shangla to mark the July 5 as black day.

During a function at the Shangla Press Club in Alpuri, PPP leaders including district president Hamid Iqbal, general secretary Ajab Khan, Ghulamullah and Khursheed Alam paid tribute to Bhutto for laying down his life for the country and said the party activists would continue carrying his mission forward.

Published in Dawn, July 6th, 2017

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