The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is going to win a higher number of seats in the upcoming general elections than its tally in the past polls, allowing party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to become the next prime minister of the country, according to Senator Aajiz Dhamrah.
Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday, PPP Sindh Information Secretary Dhamrah said that except the PPP, no other political party in the country seems serious about contesting the upcoming elections.
He claimed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh President Bashir Memon has been threatening government officials to serve the political interests of his party in the province.
He also claimed that in his earlier stint as the Federal Investigation Agency chief, Memon had lodged cases against the PPP leadership at the behest of the PML-N. Dhamrah said that the anti-PPP forces unduly accuse the caretaker government in the province for working to favour only the Peoples Party. Karachi-based political parties have resorted to unduly blaming the PPP to distract from their internal differences, he added.
He said that the PPP’s rising popularity graph in Sindh can easily be gauged from the results of the local government elections and the following municipal by-elections in the province. “Those who want to finish the Peoples Party will soon meet their eventuality.”
The PPP senator advised the PML-N to intensify their efforts to undo the disqualification of their party’s top leader instead of trying to unduly delay the polls. He said that the anti-PPP forces in Sindh would face a crushing defeat in the upcoming general elections just like in the past polls. “They are going to be used as a tissue paper, as had happened in the previous polls.”