Karachi, November 8: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), has confidently asserted that the party is poised for victory in the forthcoming elections on February 8, irrespective of the level playing field in the electoral battle. He envisions the key positions of chief ministers and the prime minister to be occupied by the members of the PPP, also known as Jiyalas.
According to a press release from the Media Cell Bilawal House, Zardari, while visiting the Baloch Mujahid Football Stadium in Karachi’s Ibrahim Haidari area, expressed to party workers and media that despite historical challenges in achieving a level electoral playing field, the PPP remains steadfast in its commitment to free and transparent elections, echoing the demands of the late Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. He emphasized the party’s long-standing commitment to addressing key national issues, including inflation, poverty, and unemployment, through its manifesto ‘Roti, Kapra Aur Makan’ (Bread, Clothing, and Shelter).
In his address, Zardari highlighted the party’s unique ability to politically defeat opponents, reinforced by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faiz Isa’s confirmation of the election date. He touched upon the PPP’s strategy and readiness for the elections and shed light on potential alliances, particularly addressing the changing dynamics with PML-N and the implications of their altered narrative on future cooperation. He also commented on the natural formation of political alliances, suggesting that those formed under external influences might pose challenges.
The PPP Chairman mentioned that the party is in the process of finalizing its list of candidates for the upcoming elections, with announcements to be made post the Election Commission of Pakistan’s completion of delimitations. Further, Zardari announced the party’s plans to establish sports fields and vocational training centers in every district, focusing on youth empowerment and development.
The event was attended by notable political figures including former Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab, Deputy Mayor Salman Abdullah Murad, and Chairman of Ibrahim Hydari Town Nazir Bhutto, among others.
Source: Pakistan People’s Party