PTI-led govt cannot weaken PPP, say Zardari, Bilawal

Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said that the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf-led government cannot weaken the PPP.
Addressing a delegation of Information Wing PPP led by Nafisa Shah and Maula Bux Chandio, here Zardari and Bilawal vowed to defeat the dictatorial mindset.
Palwasha Behram, Munawar Anjum, Hassan Murtaza, Senator Rubina Khalid, Saadia Danish, Barriester Amir Hassan, Sardar Javed Ayub, Sarbland Khan, Sehar Kamran, Nazir Dhoki and Hafiz Naeem were included in the delegation.
Speaking on the occasion, former President said that the PPP will never let any conspiracy succeed against 18th amendment in the Constitution.
He said the PPP had defeated dictators in the past and any “puppet government cannot and will not able to stop the party from fighting for the rights of the people of Pakistan.”
The PPP, he said, had shown the door to military ruler Pervez Musharraf and restored the constitution in its original shape. He said that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto had taught the PPP workers not to fear any situation.
“PPP is resisting the mindset which wants to keep democracy as hostage. PPP will never be weakened,” he said.
He instructed the party leaders of Information Wing to work with extra zeal and vigor so that anti democratic forces are defeated once for all. Bilawal also vowed to stand strongly amid the testing time for the party.
Separately, PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that students’ unions strengthen democratic culture and defeat dictatorial mindset.
Speaking to a delegation of Peoples Student Federation Central Punjab lead by President PSF Moosa Khokhar and General Secretary Waqas Ahmed here, Bilawal said that PSF had a glowing history and its members have sacrificed a lot for democracy and restoration of constitution. The delegation included Kamran Nisar Warraich, Hafiz Ahmed Shehzad and Raja Zeeshan.
Bilawal said that several students were imprisoned during their struggle for a better future. The delegation assured the Chairman that the members of PSF were with him in his political journey and also invited him to visit educational institutions.
Bilawal said that PPP is for restoration of students unions and will restore this right of students when it comes to power.
He asked students to support him as they had supported Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. He said that the PPP will make Pakistan a progressive, democratic and prosperous Pakistan with the philosophy of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the manifest of Benazir Bhutto. PPP leaders and Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar were also present in the meeting.
Later on Tuesday, the PPP said the PTI-led government cannot dictate terms to them. PPP leaders Nafisa Shah, Maula Bux Chandio, Senator Robina Khalid, Sehar Kamran and Nazir Dhoki told a joint news conference here that the PPP can form alliance with any party.
Nafisa Shah slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan for his aggressive tone and also came down hard on Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry for allegedly using abusive language.
Maula Bux Chandio said Prime Minister Khan cannot corner the PPP as successive dictators had failed to disintegrate the party.
The government, he said, was making the judiciary, National Accountability Bureau and the military controversial by issuing irresponsible statements.