PPP to start Bhuttos’ 77th birth celebrations from January 1
LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will start weeklong celebrations for the 77th birth anniversary of its founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from January 1, 2005. The main function will be held at the PPP Punjab’s Secretariat in Lahore on January 5 where Makhdoom Amin Fahim, the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy chairman, will be the chief guest, said Naveed Chaudhry, PPP Punjab information secretary. He was talking to journalists after a PPP Punjab’s executive council meeting on Wednesday.
He said that central leaders and provincial executive members would attend the main function and cut a cake. Similar ceremonies would be held at all provincial, district and tehsil chapter offices, he added.
He said that the meeting rejected the government’s announcement to hold upcoming local bodies elections on a non-party basis and demanded that they should be held on a party-basis to strengthen democracy in Pakistan.
Chaudhry regretted that General Musharraf had failed to implement the local government’s system because of the ruling party’s inefficiency.
He rejected the government’s decisions to ban student unions and said that it would cause a leadership crisis in Pakistan.
He condemned the recent demarcation of districts in Sindh, creation of four new districts and the termination of four PPP nazims.
Chaudhry said that the PPP would field a candidate for NA-127, which was recently vacated by Tahrul Qadri, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief.