Islamabad: Co Chairman PPP President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday said that the Party would continue its forward march towards strengthening of democracy following reconciliation policy and its manifesto which was a guarantee for protection of the basic rights of common man in the country particularly the downtrodden and vulnerable sections of the society. He said that the Party derives its strength from the common man on street and would continue serving its real constituency.
The President while talking to the a PPP ticket-holders, office bearers and PPP Lahore Zonal Presidents here at the Governor House Lahore, said the PPP is a dynamic and forward-looking party that possesses the quality to empower masses to raise voice for their rights.
He said the achievements of Pakistan Peoples Party’s government will speak themselves in the next general election. He stressed party’s representatives for increased contacts with party workers and expressed confidence that the party will win the elections despite challenges the government and the party was facing on various fronts.
The President commented on significance and participation of women population in the country’s politics and said that Shaheed Mohtaram Benazir Bhutto was a strong advocate for the women rights. He said that it was in line with her vision for women empowerment that the present democratic government has introduced a number of reforms in political, legislative, economic and social domains to mainstream the role of women.
Governor Punjab, Sardar Latif Khosa , Ms Samina Khalid Ghurki, federal Minister and PPP Lahore President, Makhdoom Shahabuddin federal minister, Secretary General Senator Jahangir Badar, PPP Punjab President , Imtiaz Safdar Waraich, MNAs Raja Pervez Ashraf , Ms Fouzia Wahab, Ms Rukhsana Bangash, Ms Fouzia Habib , Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz Ahmad were also present.
The President called party ticket holders and office bearers for stepping up efforts to reach out to the vulnerable sections of society in the far flung and less developed areas for redressal of their grievances at their doorsteps.
The Party representatives spoke on host of issues including reorganization of the party, preparations for the general elections and development issues in their respective areas.
The meeting reposed full confidence in leadership of Co- Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari and government of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani.
The Co Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari also chaired another meeting of PPP Punjab Executive council which was attended among others by Governor Punjab, Sardar Latif Khosa , Ms Samina Khalid Ghurki, Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Senator Jahangir Badar, Imtiaz Safdar Waraich, Raja Pervez Ashraf , Ms Fouzia Wahab, Ms Rukhsana Bangash, Ms Fouzia Habib , Raja Riaz Ahmad besides members of the council.
Matters relating to current political situation and reorganization of the party in the Province were discussed.
The President said that in order to further strengthen political process in the country, the party would continue to pursue the policy of reconciliation and taking along all the political forces as being the major political party in the country, people attach great hopes with PPP.
Members of the council expressed their candid views on host of issues and also gave their suggestions for reorganization of the party at all levels.
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