MIRPURKHAS: Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Friday endorsed Syed Murad Ali Shah as the next chief minister of Sindh.
The former president was addressing a public gathering in Mirpurkhas on the occasion of the birth anniversary of PPP founder and former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
“I don’t lay any claim to be Bhutto, but there is a glimpse of Bhutto in me,” he said adding that it was auspicious to celebrate Bhutto’s ninetieth birthday anniversary with the people.
“Benazir was the leader of the peasants. The PPP is still the party of the peasants, labourers and the down-trodden,” he said. “PPP has always it voice for the rights of those who are deprived of their due rights.”
“What ever the nation has received today was given by the PPP. Bhutto gave a voice and understanding to the people and taught them to fight for their rights.”
Zardari announced that Murad Ali Shah will be the next chief minister of Sindh.
“Murad Ali Shah fulfills the promises he makes,” he said adding that the promise to set up a power plant and airport in Tharparkar will be completed.
He decried that the nation was facing a plethora of challenges due to the inept government. “Mian Shabab (Nawaz Sharif) was brought for a purpose. To complete their unfulfilled agenda.”
He once again called on Nawaz Sharif to explain how he received the mandate in the previous election.
“We have a foreign minister who speaks English with a Punjabi accent. They should have brought a foreign minister which others around the world can understand.”
“Governments can be formed in this way but they will not last long.”
He said that Nawaz Sharif is embarking on a mission to go against his own government. “Nawaz Sharif is going to fight against the establishment and the government himself.”
He further said that Nawaz Sharif should instead tell the prime minister to step down if he cannot even run his own government.