Thursday, 27 December 2012 19:16
GARHI KHUDA BUKSH: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday asked all the political parties to join hand to ensure peace, progress and prosperity in the country and fight against the extremist elements.
Addressing a grand and magnificent gathering here on the occasion of 5th death anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the young Bilawal in a very emotional address said, "We want to take along all the parties and have adopted the process of reconciliation to ensure progress and prosperity in the country."
He said the PPP government took a number of steps in the last four and half years, through adopting reconciliation policy.
He said reconciliation proved best weapon to take revenge and adding "we want to work for the progress and prosperity of the country unitedly".
He regretted that some elements were using negative politics that could harm the country.
Bilawal said, "We invite them (all political forces) to come and work together unitedly and we will change the winds."
He said he belonged to "shuhada" and had the support of all those who scarified for the democracy and for the rights of the people of Pakistan.
Bilawal said all those who gave their lives will be remembered and live for ever.
The Chairman PPP said only those are against the PPP who did not want democracy as these are following the path of dictators and still snatching the rights of the people.
"We are followers of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and all those who sacrifice their lives for the democracy and rights of the people", he observed.
Bilawal vowed to continue the mission of Shaheed Bhutto. He said one Bilour will be martyred many Bilours will emerged. One Malala will be attacked, there would be many more Malalas to fight for their rights.
He pointed out that one Benazir will he martyred, many more Benazir will be emerged.
He said Bhutto is a name of mission, passion and Bhutto will be emerged from every house.
"Our path is the path of democracy, which is difficult, and this was taught to us by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who could not led down the flag of people of Pakistan", he added.
Bilawal said in this path, "we have to live with honour and with dedication."
He said today's democracy was brought by the PPP and added that every one has to protect it.
The Chairman PPP said today the parliament is independent in making its decisions, the provinces are free and more independent, and the people are the real source of power.
He said 1973 constitution has been restored in its original form. "We will lead to a prosperous future of Pakistan as it was the dream of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto that every women has those rights which the women at international level are enjoying", he noted.
He said starting from domestic disputes to property disputes, the government has taken a number of legislative measures to resolve these disputes for the empowerment of the women.
Bilawal said, "Roti Kapra and Makan" is the slogan of the PPP in the past and even today.
He said under Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), the demands of the people are being fulfilled and Waseela-e-Haq started to provide financial assistance to the poor, and Waseela-e-Rozgar to train people and Waseela-e-Sehat to ensure health and Waseela-e- Taleem to impart education to the people were started by the present government.
He said it was just the beginning, "we have to do many more things and this process will be completed when every one will have job, every one will be educated and get health and every one has Roti, Kapra and Makan".
He said despite recession, the PPP gave very effective and good economic policies and Pakistan's banking system remained intact while many banks in the world collapsed.
He said despite terrorism, the economy has been improving and export has been increased to 25 billion dollars. "We were forced to buy wheat in 2008 but now exporting wheat, the inflation has been decreased from 25 to 9 in the last four years", he added.
He said terrorism has damaged the country and everyone has to play its role to fight this menace.
He said source of power is the people of Pakistan and no one can stop it and added that the will of the people will decide future of Pakistan.
Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012