Zardari meets US ambassador today
LAHORE: Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan People’s Party leader and husband of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, left for Islamabad on Tuesday night. He will meet US Ambassador Ryan C Crocker today (Wednesday).
Earlier, party officials and activists from Dera Ghazi Khan Division called on Zardari at Bilawal House. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the PPP had sacrificed much to make Pakistan a strong country with a vibrant civil society and to provide justice and prosperity to all citizens.
He said that the party was fighting those who were usurping the people’s rights. He said that hundreds of people were committing suicide everyday because of poverty, but the government was not helping them. He said that the PPP would fight until the present government was changed.
Zardari said jails and police lock-ups in Punjab were filled with innocent PPP workers. “Such actions have never deterred PPP workers from carrying out their struggle for the right of the people,” he said.
He assured party activists that the “turncoats” (PPP Patriots) would not be accepted to the party again. He said that the party had belief in the people’s power and collective wisdom, which demanded free and fair elections to achieve a society free from oppression and “test-tube” politicians.
PPP leaders Qasim Zia, Navid Chaudhry, Abdul Qadir Shaheen, Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Beelum Hasnain and Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar were also present.