LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab Secretary General Tanvir Ashraf Kaira has condemned the Punjab government for getting PPP flags, flexes and banners removed from city roads that were installed in connection with 35th death anniversary of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Talking to the media in front of the party’s central secretariat in Faisal Town on Thursday before the departure of a caravan of workers to Garhi Khuda Bux, Larkana, to participate in the anniversary, Kaira said that on the orders of the Punjab chief minister, the district coordination officer directed town municipal officers to remove the PPP flags and banners. He also questioned democratic credentials of the leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
He also urged the provincial government to take action on the letter written by PPP Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari after he received life threats from Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. He praised the position taken by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on terrorism and extremism.
He said that former president Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would deliver speeches at the anniversary congregation to be attended by leaders and workers from across the country on April 4.
Later, the caravan consisting of delegates from Lahore and Sheikhupura districts left for Rahim Yar Khan for a night stopover. The caravan will leave for Garhi Khuda Bux today (Friday).
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