GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressed the rally here on the fifth death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
The PPP Chairman said his party would not abandon Pakistan nor would it allow a dictator to steal the rights of people or be deterred by terrorists.
Bilawal said there were two powers in the country; those on the right path and those on the path of lies.
He said the PPP had taken the difficult path of democracy and were taught to walk on this path by Benazir Bhutto. “We have brought democracy and we will be ones to protect it”.
Bilawal added that the 1973 constitution had been restored and Pakistan would prosper under the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari. The PPP Chairman mentioned several of the development projects launched during the tenure of the PPP government in his address.
"The work of the PPP would not be complete until everyone was provided Roti Kaapra, Makan (Food,Clothes and Homes)".
Speaking on Pakistan’s economy, Bilawal said the economic policies of the PPP were brilliant unfortunately this was a time of global recession. He added that despite facing several challenges such as terrorism, the economy of Pakistan was still standing on its own two feet. “Positive thinking is essential for Pakistan,” he said.
Bilawal further said that the PPP was a wall in the way of terrorists. He spoke on the PPP’s support for an independent judiciary but said that the role of the judiciary was to provide justice not to govern.
Bilawal said that the PPP was aware of the crisis in Balochistan and the government had passed laws which would benefit the province.
He reiterated that the PPP wanted to work with all political parties and the policy of reconciliation was their biggest weapon. “There are some who only indulge in the politics of hate and think they can use this to gain power. But they don’t know that politics is the name of love not hate”.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paid a tribute to his assassinated grandfather, mother and other PPP workers stating that the martyrs of democracy lived in his heart.
Referring to Malala Yousafzai, Bilawal said that the militant mindset which attacked her needed to know that there were thousands of Malala’s in waiting.