PESHAWAR: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday vowed to expand party pre-election campaign by visiting towns and cities across the country.
He was addressing the party activists after a luncheon hosted by PPP leader Arbab Alamgir at his residence here in honour of the former president.
“We could not campaign for elections in 2013 but we have resolved to expand our pre-election campaign this time to every town and house of the country,” said Zardari. He said that politics in Pakistan is not simple and urged party activists to intensify their activism at all levels.
Zardari said a fire is raging in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and those governing the province are not aware of it. He said the Sindh welcomed the people from KP, and now Karachi is the largest city of Pashtuns in the country.
Coming down hard on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he said that the ruling party initiated several development schemes in Punjab in a bid to make majority in the province but have failed to stable the economy
“One who made hefty claims of overcoming power outage issue by stating that if he failed to address the issue, he would change his name. I don’t know what name I should suggest to him,” he added.
Zardari credited the ongoing projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was initiative of the PPP which was later hijacked. “We saw the dream of CPEC for Khyber Paktunkhwa but it was hijacked by Islamabad.”
He also vowed to merge Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA) with KP and give rights to women and youth of the region. He also announced to double the Benazir Cards issued in KP than their previous tenure.
He said that the PPP stand for peace and will not let the PML-N create discord with neighbouring countries. He said that relations with Afghanistan were excellent and there was peace with India during their tenure.