PPP not to engage itself in politics of securing newspaper headlines: President

President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will engage itself in the politics with an eye on the future and not the politics of sloganeering only to securing mention in newspaper headlines.

Addressing a meeting of PPP provincial parliamentarians from Punjab, the President asked the Punjab MPs to follow this policy and not to be discouraged or distracted by negative and hostile propaganda against the party.

The meeting of PPP MPAs from Punjab was also attended by federal ministers including Nazar Mohammad Gondal, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Rehman Malik, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, Dr. Babar Awan, Ms. Samina Khalid Ghurki, Rana M. Farooq Saeed Khan and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

Senator Jahangir Badar, Ms. Rukhsana Bangash and Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar were also present.

President Zardari while addressing the gathering said that Pakistan Peoples Party would continue its forward march towards strengthening democracy and state institutions following the policy of reconciliation and dialogue.

“The challenges that we are facing are huge ranging from economic stress to energy crisis yet equally strong is our resolve to steer the country out of difficulties”, the President said.

The President said “while we are in coalition in Punjab, let us set an example for the future by playing constructive role that strengthens the democracy and the institutions.”