QUETTA: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday expressed confidence in his party and said that the PPP will form the next government in Pakistan as well as Balochistan, Geo.tv reported.
He was speaking at a rally in the provincial capital of Balochistan as he welcomed some new members into the party, including Abdul Qadir Baloch and Sanaullah Zehri.
Bilawal said with PPP in power, all the problems faced by the people of Balochistan will be resolved. Expressing confidence in his party, Bilawal said that the PPP will form the next government all over Pakistan, including Balochistan and that a PPP jiyala (devotee) will become the next Balochistan chief minister.
Bilawal said that the people of Balochistan have witnessed a lot of hardships over the last five years.
"If there is any political party in the country that cares about the needs of the poor, it is the Pakistan Peoples Party," he claimed.
Regarding the inclusion of Baloch and Zehri in the party, Bilawal said that the PPP will provide full support to them on behalf of the party.
"We will empower and support each other so that we could continue our struggles," he said. "Together, we will find solutions to the problems being faced by the people of this province and reach out to each and every district."
He thanked the people of Balochistan for supporting his grandfather, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, in the past and said that the PPP has always worked towards the welfare of the poor and the needy.
'PML-N not prominent in Balochistan anymore': Abdul Qadir Baloch
Speaking during the rally, Abdul Qadir Baloch, who recently joined the PPP from Balochistan, said that he decided to bid farewell to the PML-N because the party is "not prominent in Balochistan anymore".
He said that the PTI does not have any important figures in Balochistan either, therefore, he decided to join the PPP.
"The PPP established its worth in the province on the basis of merit," Baloch said, adding that if the party continues to do good work there, it will easily form a government in Balochistan.
'Nawaz Sharif disrespected us': Sanaullah Zehri
Former PML-N member Sanaullah Zehri, who also announced that he's joining the PPP, said that he parted ways with his former party because PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif "disrespected" PML-N members from Balochistan.
"The only thing we had asked for from Punjab was respect," he said.
He added that since the British rule of the subcontinent, the people of Balochistan have been rendering sacrifices but have never bowed down to oppressors.
"Since you are the grandson of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, we expect that you will not do to us what Nawaz Sharif did," Zehri said to Bilawal.
Zehri assured the party chairman that he would give more sacrifices for the PPP than he did for the PML-N.
"PPP is the party of my martyred sister, Benazir Bhutto, therefore, I will shed my blood, sweat, and tears for the sake of the party," Zehri said.
Zehri also added that he wishes to see Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari as the next prime minister of Pakistan.
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