PM confident that PPP will succeed in next polls


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday said he was confident that his party would be able to succeed in the next general election as it had served the people and delivered facilities to them at their doorsteps.

He was addressing a ceremony here at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat for the Foundation Stone laying ceremony for the Gujar Khan campus of the Comsats Institute for Information Technology.

The Prime Minister said that PPP had successfully completed for the first time a five-year term and managed to do so despite having only 124 seats in the National Assembly, owing to the policy of reconciliation of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari.
He said the time of deceiving the people and making false promises to them was a thing of the past. The people were well aware of who was striving hard to bring all facilities at their doorsteps, and who were making hollow promises.

The Prime Minister said the government had delivered and would enter the electoral arena with confidence.
He said the party strengthened the institutions, the Parliament, an independent Election Commission, independent judiciary, supremacy of Constitution, and vowed that the party will continue to do so in future.
He said he has no enemy and he has kept the national interest supreme while serving the masses.

The Prime Minister said it was his cherished dream to have a high quality educational institute in Gujar Khan, so that the young students do not have to travel long distance to go for higher studies. He hoped that, as promised by the institute, the classes would start in August this year.

Prime Minister said no nation and country can ever progress, unless its youth were highly educated and skilled in all areas.
He said he was pleased that Allah Almighty had given him a chance to be able to inaugurate the Campus, in his capacity as a Prime Minister.

He attributed it to the vision of Shaheed leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party; Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

The Prime Minister appreciated the commitment and zeal of the PPP workers and said it goes to the credit of the party vision that even an ordinary worker can rise to such a high stature. He said it was for the first time that a Prime Minister from Potohwar has had the honour to serve the country.

The Prime Minister paid rich tributes to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for her selfless services to the people of Pakistan and for strengthening of democracy. He said those who assassinated her wanted to bring an end to the progress and development of the country. He said it was because of their philosophy and vision that they still live in the hearts of the people.

The event was attended by Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Capital Administration Nazar Muhammad Gondal and Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali.