RAWALPINDI: Pakistan People Party workers have assured the party leadership that the PPP candidates would hand a crushing defeat to its rivals in the upcoming local body’s elections. They were of the view that present government pushed the people to below level of poverty by raising the prices of gas, electricity and petroleum products up to the level which was beyond the reach of the people.
This was stated by the speakers of a PPP workers convention which was held here in a local hotel. Among others senior leaders Raja Imran Ashraf, Haji Mohammad Gulzar Awan, information secretary of PYO Pakistan Sh. Arshad Baghi, and Sh. Qayoom were present on this occasion.
While addressing the workers Raja Imran Ashraf and Haji Gulzar Awan urged the workers to forge greater unity among their rank and file and get prepared for the forthcoming local body’s elections. They said the top leadership of PPP had sacrificed their live to strengthen democracy and country and they would not allow these sacrifices to go waste. “PPP has its roots in people and no one can lower the love of people they have for PPP”, they added. Raja Imran Ashraf assured the workers that leadership would give them their due respect and address the problems. He said the workers should work to strengthen the party at lower level to defeat its rivals.
Haji Mohammad Gulzar Awan said the present government was following the agenda of their foreigner masters and instead of safeguarding the interests of the people of country, they were raising the tariff of gas and electricity. He termed the recent raise in prices of petroleum products an enmity with the people and in the result of hike in petroleum products, all eatables would go beyond the purchase power of the people. He said the PPP government, in its turn, did not allow such a price hike. Sh. Arshad Baghi also spoke on the occasion and said the workers of PPP and PYO were working hard to reinforce the party once again.