Karachi

Zardari announces Rs 1bn package for Lyari

KARACHI: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said that his party faced irregularities in every election, but it came with a renewed determination to contest the next polls every time, ARY News reported.

Addressing a mass rally in Lyari, Asif Ali Zardari said that Lyari is still a stronghold of Peoples Party and he could see the affection of the people here.

“Lyari used to be a peaceful area but the remains of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf turned the town bloody,” he lamented. “People used to take refuge in Lyari, whenever the circumstances worsened in rest of the metropolis”.

He announced Rs 1 billion package for Lyari Development Authority, an engineering college and a housing scheme for Lyariites.

The PPP co-chairman claimed to have ordered the chief minister to resolve water crisis in the town within three months and to appoint daily wages employees on permanent basis.

 

 

Asif Ali Zardari said that Peoples Party always faced unfair treatment in elections, yet it came to contest the next elections with a renewed determination every time.

“And the skipper is raising hue and cry just because of a single election,” he said. “We never did the politics of five years, nor did we focus on winning or losing the polls.”

“We always thought of Pakistan’s future and its betterment,” the ex-president added.

Speaking about agreements with China, he said that this is all an outcome of Peoples Party’s initiative and assured that his party will not let these pacts politicized.

Zardari also vowed to ensure the rights of Baloch and Pashtun people regarding the Pak-China Economic Corridor.

He said that we know what is happening there in Kashmir and asked the Indian leadership to stop bothering the Kashmiri people.

The former president said that he has kicked off a public campaign and will hold rallies all over the country.

Moreover, Zardari vowed to further the mission of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto with the help of public support.

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